Splitting up the Ninth Circuit court will be a heavy lift

We’ve heard all manner of complaints about the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, many of them fully justified. They’ve most recently drawn the wrath of the President for putting the temporary kibosh on his travel ban, but the list of perceived sins by the largely liberal judges spread across that massive holding dates back much further. Leaving ideological leanings aside for the moment, one of the biggest complaints about the Ninth is that it’s so… well… big. It’s territory covers locations with a total population of more than 60 million people. That’s twice the next largest circuit and four times the size of some others.
Why is that an issue? In an editorial written for National Review, Republican Congressman Andy Biggs of Arizona’s 5th District joins Bill Montgomery in explaining.
A court of this unwieldy size delays access to justice for victims who are seeking closure for crimes committed against themselves, their

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