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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Supreme Court of the United States Is More Likely to Overturn a Ninth Circuit Decision Than Other Circuits'

Savvy appellate lawyers know that final courts like the Supreme Court of the United States and the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas have some intermediate appellate courts that they are more willing to reverse than others. For the Supreme Court of the United States, the Ninth Circuit is the intermediate court they are most likely to reverse. Ninth Circuit parties unhappy with the result in their cases, especially those whose result would be unpleasing to the Chief Justice and Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito have a better chance of getting relief than unhappy people from other courts of appeal.
The post explaining why this is not very important as to SCOTUS is the post just before this one.

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