This Article argues that current proposals to split the Ninth Circuit are unnecessary and would be detrimental to judges, law clerks, lawyers, and litigants. Larger circuits offer various benefits, many of them arising from the diversity of cases and judicial personalities on the bench. Splitting the Ninth Circuit would not bring the benefits proponents predict.
Aaron H. Caplan,
Proposed Ninth Circuit Split: Response. Malthus and the Court of Appeals: Another Former Clerk Looks at the Proposed Ninth Circuit Split,
73 Wash. L. Rev.
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