Wednesday, April 04, 2007

U.S. v. Martinek (9th Cir. - April 4, 2007)

When will the Ninth Circuit become friendly again? Today, just like yesterday, all of the published opinions by the Ninth Circuit contain a dissent (or its equivalent).

Admittedly, today, the Ninth Circuit only issued one published opinion. About the value of some unpatented gold-mining claims in Alaska that the United States took when it expanded the boundaries of Denali Park. This time, it's Judge Leavy dissenting from a majority opinion written by Judge Farris.

Four different panels. Four straight dissents. Perhaps April's gonna be an ugly month for the Ninth.