Tuesday, October 16, 2007

SEC v. Ross (9th Cir. - Oct. 15, 2007)

This is why you like to see incredibly smart people -- sometimes academics, even -- appointed to the Court of Appeals.

It's an erudite, comprehensive, and incredibly good opinion. On a subject (here, jurisdiction and service of process) that's nowhere near inherently exciting.

Intelligence doesn't always create judgment. But it's definitely got its advantages. And they're on full display here.

Bravo, Judge Bybee. Well done.