At the 9th Circuit judical conference, Judge Jay S. Bybee employed visual aids for his speech on the divergence of views on the law between the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court: projecting a slide of sword-wielding Mongol hordes attacking on horseback, he said, "This is how we appear to the Supreme Court." For a photo of a colorful band of 1960s hippies, he said, "But this is how other circuits see us." The 9th Circuit, widely viewed as the country's most liberal circuit, in recent years has often found itself the most-reversed circuit by the Supreme Court.
Hippies, sword-wielding Mongols and the 9th Circuit's image problem
The National Law Journal
July 29, 2008
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