- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedSeptember 10th, 2018
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The Ninth Circuit Court has by far the largest caseload and population size of all 13 appellate courts, and should be split into smaller, more efficient units. This bill strikes an appropriate balance between the unsustainable status quo and breaking up the Ninth Circuit entirely.
It’s not clear that the structure proposed in this bill will be more efficient than the current Ninth Circuit’s structure, and it’ll likely be more expensive for taxpayers. Additionally, splitting the Ninth Circuit is a partisan decision, as Republicans want to reduce the court’s judicial activism.