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Arthur Hellman on “Calm Before the Storm” for Ninth Circuit at Supreme Court

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July 1, 2013

Pitt Law Professor Arthur D. Hellman shares his opinions on Ninth Circuit’s record in the Supreme Court term that just ended with San Fransisco-based newspaper, The Recorder.  He said in his interview that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals experienced a better-than-average year at the United States Supreme Court, but this may have been "a calm before the storm."

Hellman noted that the Ninth Circuit’s own judges might have spared the Ninth Circuit more reversals by overturning liberal panel decisions through en banc review before they could reach Washington. But with five new judges appointed to the court by President Obama, Hellman remarks that, "we may see a return of the expected pattern in a couple of years.”

Read the full story posted on ALM here.  

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