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Featured Series: Redistrict the U.S. Court of Appeals (New 2nd)

Featured Series: Redistrict the U.S. Court of Appeals (New 2nd) December 2nd, 2015

A realignment of the 1st U.S. Circuit, as proposed by CP-Idaho, would total approximately 34.5 million in population…roughly half that found in the existing 9th U.S. Circuit. In terms of anticipated caseloads, using numbers from ballotpedia, 1421 cases were filed, and 1401 were terminated in 2014 in the 1st U.S. Circuit. In the 2nd U.S. […]

Featured Series: Redistrict the U.S. Court of Appeals (Historical Accident)

Featured Series: Redistrict the U.S. Court of Appeals (Historical Accident) November 19th, 2015

As mentioned in the previous post, with the 1970s, an enormous demographic (and social) shift began.  The Hruska Commission addressed this as it regarded the U.S. circuits, saying: “the present boundaries are largely the result of historical accident and do not satisfy such criteria as parity of caseloads and geographical compactness.” No parity of caseloads; […]