Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Supreme Court Smacked Down The Ninth Circuit (And Progressives) All With One Decision


Supreme Court Smacked Down The Ninth Circuit (And Progressives) All With One Decision
Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled a decision made by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals no longer stood because the decision was made after a progressive judge on the court died.

Judge Stephen Reinhardt's vote was counted in a case involving an equal pay lawsuit a California teacher filed. According to NBC News, "Reinhardt wrote an opinion for the full appeals court, but it wasn't announced until 11 days after his death. A footnote at the beginning of the appeals court decision said that Reinhardt "fully participated in this case and authored this opinion" and noted that voting by the judges was completed before he died."

The high court's decision was "per curiam” meaning “for the Court." These types of decisions are unsigned.

According to the Supreme Court, “federal judges are appointed for life, not for eternity. The upshot is that Judge Reinhardt’s vote made a difference. Was that lawful?”

The justices said it was unlawful.

Read entire article and see the full court decision here: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/02/25/supreme-court-smacked-down-the-ninth-circuit-and-progressives-all-with-one-deci-n2542191

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