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The fuck kind of question is that? You think a judge in the 8th circuit cares more about what a three judge panel in the 9th circuit said than what a three judge panel in the 10th circuit said? I doubt it. You could arguably say that the DC circuit might be more revered generally, but not enough to sway a different circuit court one way or another.
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I did once sit in on an assemblage of judges where one of the judges made an offhand comment about never paying attention "to a circuit divisible by 3." But generally I don't think any one circuit trumps. For one thing, the only circuit that really matters is the one that governs your case. (Unless you're in state court, then screw 'em all.)
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2014 wrote:Not enough Posner/Easterbrook love in here yet
I heard that Easterbrook once said something along the lines of believing he'd save time on making the correct decision by looking at what the 9th circuit had done and then doing the opposite.
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9th is just weird. Id think of it as the most volatile. FEHA and ridiculous liberalism fucks up a lot of the l&e and shit for nationwide applicability, but the presence and needs of Hollywood and high tech sometimes makes it groundbreaking/revolutionary.
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Hipster but Athletic wrote:9th is just weird. Id think of it as the most volatile. FEHA and ridiculous liberalism fucks up a lot of the l&e and shit for nationwide applicability, but the presence and needs of Hollywood and high tech sometimes makes it groundbreaking/revolutionary.
I want to see them go super en band one day.
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stillwater wrote:I think there are judges that are seen as more authoritative. But I don't know if circuits themselves carry any inherent weight.
This is probably pretty accurate. People have written law review articles about the most cited judges.
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Mal Reynolds wrote:stillwater wrote:Mal Reynolds wrote:Who is the second best COA judge currently?
who are we assuming is number 1? the incomparable Richard A. Posner?
Is there anyone else? Kozinski is maybe a close second.
a DISTANT second
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