Yes, I've been somewhat mean to the Ninth Circuit lately. So mean, in fact, that a kind reader ---- indeed, someone from the "other team" -- recently e-mailed to let me know that the big party bash known as the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference started on Sunday. Which may well explain why that institution has been taking a publication nap lately.
Of course, now I'll just insult the Ninth Circuit for being both lazy and on vacation -- and on the taxpayer dole, at that! (Oh, yeah. I'm sure the conference just had to be in Huntington Beach!)
Just kidding. You federal guys and gals have fun. We miss you!