2005 Archive


Panel of Judges and Professors Discuss Splitting the 9th Circuit

On Wednesday, April 13, a panel discussion, "Splitting the 9th Circuit: Congress, the Court, and the Balance of Separated Powers," addressed Congress' proposal that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit should be split into three smaller circuits. The discussion touched on the motivations behind the proposal and the repercussions if such action is taken. Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the Federalist Society, the panel featured Justice Diarmuid O. Scannlain and Justice William A. Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit; Professor John C. Eastman, Chapman University School of Law; and Professor Vikram A. Amar, UC Hastings School of Law. The event took place from 4:30-6 p.m. in 105 Boalt Hall. A reception followed in the Donor Lobby. 4/12/2005