The 9th Circuit protects civil liberties from potentially dangerous wannabe despots, self serving mental midgets like the current occupant in the White House. When others fear to call him on his stuff, the 9th Circuit takes up the slack. Breaking up the 9th Circuit puts the country on a slippery slope. Important to remember, this white supremacist Neanderthal will some day be gone. The court is here for the long haul.