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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:51 AM

The Supreme Court has released new "circuit assignments." Each justice initially handles ...

New: The Supreme Court has released new "circuit assignments." Each justice initially handles emergency appeals that arise from the area covered by their assigned circuit(s). Barrett gets her old court: the 7th Circuit. Sotomayor takes over the 2nd Circuit (previously Ginsburg).



Here's a handy map showing the geographical areas covered by each of the circuits:


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Reply The Supreme Court has released new "circuit assignments." Each justice initially handles ... (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Saturday OP
lastlib Saturday #1
Laelth Saturday #3
StarfishSaver Saturday #10
Laelth Saturday #2
Amishman Saturday #6
StarfishSaver Saturday #12
Ninga Saturday #4
Amishman Saturday #5
groundloop Saturday #7
Amishman Saturday #8
Hoyt Saturday #9
Wounded Bear Saturday #11

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:16 AM

1. With Roberts serving three circuits, and two others serving two,,,

the evidence is clear that we need to add four new justices to SCOTUS, so that none has to work more than one circuit.

(And so that stolen seats are balanced out.)

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Response to lastlib (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:17 AM

3. Absolutely! n/t



-Laelth

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Response to lastlib (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:26 AM

10. This is purely administrative

There may be good reasons for increasing the number of justices, but circuit assignments isn't one of them. This isn't a big deal at all.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:16 AM

2. Oh, that's just awesome!

Alito is my judge.



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:56 AM

6. I believe he was before

Looking at the I think the only changes are with the 2nd and 7th

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Response to Amishman (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:30 AM

12. This isn't a big deal at all

Every time a justice diea or retires, they reassign Circuit Justices duties.

Ginsburg's death opened up the Second Circuit and Sotomayor was assigned it since that's the circuit she previously served in. That opened up the 10th Circuit, which Gorsuch took and they gave Barrett the 7th Circuit, where she was previously

This is all much ado about nothing.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:18 AM

4. Roberts covers 3, Kavanaugh covers 2 and Alito covers 2, remaining justices cover one each.

In my view it's time to increase the number of SCOTUS justices to correspond with the number of circuit court districts.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:54 AM

5. The districts themselves need realignment

Just look at the population of the 9th vs some of the others.

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Response to Amishman (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:57 AM

7. Yes. Redo the districts to even out the population they serve, and 1 justice per district.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:13 AM

8. I know I'm in the minority here but I don't like expanding the court

Especially after the Pubs unexpectedly strong showing this month. They will get control again someday, and we should be taking steps to remove court packing as an option, not setting a precedent.

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Response to Amishman (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:22 AM

9. Tend to agree. It would just be a short-term solution, if it even works.

At least so far, trump's judges haven't really hurt us. Doubt that will last, but they haven't jumped in to declare him the winner as many thought, and they didn't sound particularly keen on declaring the ACA unconstitutional.

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Response to Amishman (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:29 AM

11. I think there are strong non-partisan reasons to expand the courts...

There should probably be more circuits, too, breaking up the larger ones and re-aligning things by population distribution.

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