Speaking at the 9th Circuit's judicial conference last week, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens provided some insights into the last session's rulings, calling the 9th Circuit's dubious record of a 90 percent reversal rate for the term "misleading." At 87, Stevens is the longest-serving justice on the Court. Asked if he has someone who will tell him if his abilities falter and he has served too long, Stevens quipped, "Yes. And he is apt to do it when I dissent from one of his decisions."
Justice Stevens: 9th Circuit's Reversal Record at High Court 'Misleading'
The National Law Journal
July 25, 2007