July 28, 2021 - Ninth Circuit Insights

The Ninth Quickens its Pace

A Ninth Circuit appeal is generally a long-term endeavor. The Court itself tells parties that the likely “time-to-argument”—i.e. the time between a filing a notice of appeal and the Court hearing oral argument—is between 12 and 20 months, and even that range may sometimes …›

November 24, 2020 - Ninth Circuit Insights

Know Your Ninth Circuit Panel: Who Gets Invited?

Last week, we noted that the Ninth Circuit’s visiting judges together perform the work of roughly 6 additional Ninth Circuit judges. But who, exactly, secures an invite to help serve as these supplemental members of the Ninth Circuit? This week, we examine our data …›

November 18, 2020 - Ninth Circuit Insights

Know Your Ninth Circuit Panel: Six Extra Judges

Ninth Circuit appeals are not always decided by Ninth Circuit judges. Because of the Court’s nation-leading workload, the Ninth Circuit regularly relies on visiting judges to fill out the panels that hear and resolve cases. But who are these visiting judges, and exactly how …›

August 18, 2020 - Ninth Circuit Insights

Know Your En Banc Ninth: Birds of a Feather

Last week, we continued our look at Ninth Circuit en bancs by examining which judges were most and least likely to dissent in the 60 en banc cases submitted and decided since December 2014.* This week, we look at cases featuring three key …›

August 11, 2020 - Ninth Circuit Insights

Know Your En Banc Ninth: Who Decides?

Last week, we began our look at the Ninth Circuit en bancs by examining which judges were most and least likely to be selected to en banc panels. This week, we address what these judges decide when selected: who tends to be in the …›

August 4, 2020 - Ninth Circuit Insights

Know Your En Banc Ninth: Who's On It?

En banc proceedings are a central feature of the Ninth Circuit, which regularly revisits its panel decisions. Ninth Circuit en bancs come with a special twist: the uncertainty of which judges will hear the case. Given the Court’s size—currently 29 active judges—having all eligible …›