Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The 9th Circuit Gets It Wrong (Again)

Last week I linked to a post by Eugene Volokh that explained why the 9th Circuit's Judge Reinhardt butchered a decision regarding the First Amendment's protections of free speech.

Today, Judge Reinhardt got another crack at a First Amendment case. Any guesses on how he ruled? A hint: Eugene Volokh's post on the decision is titled "Pro-Taliban Speech Constitutionally Protected, Criticisms of Homosexuality Unprotected."

Read his entire analysis. It is absolutely amazing how the 9th Circuit manages to consistently produce decisions in conflict with judicial precedent --including its own. I guess it's hard to offer legally sound reasoning when you base your decisions on your political ideologies.