How Trump Pushed The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals To The Right

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Friday, January 3, 2020 - 1:27pm

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit building
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has been a target of conservatives for generations. They’ve labeled it too big, too busy and too liberal.

But the California-based circuit — which also includes Arizona — has seen a shift during the Trump Administration, as a number of openings on the panel have been filled by more conservative Trump appointees.

Susannah Luthi of Politico recently wrote a story about the shift and joined The Show to talk about it.

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