Friday, March 09, 2007

Trustees v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co. (9th Cir. - March 8, 2007)

It's an avalanche of certification!

The Ninth Circuit has suddenly embarked upon an unprecedented wave of certification the likes of which I've rarely seen in the 15-plus years I've been watching this court.

On Monday it was the Oregon Supreme Court. On Wednesday it was the Washington Supreme Court. And now, on Thursday, it's the Nevada Supreme Court.

I think the Ninth Circuit's figured out that its job can be a whole lot easier if someone else does all the work. Another court or, sometimes, private parties.

Now if I could only figure out how to get someone else to write all my law review articles. . . .