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    Re: Appeals court rules against Ashcroft in 9/11 case

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    "en banc"?

    That does not sound much worse than normal though really. IIRC, the SC overturns about 3/4ish of the rulings they rule on.
    Coming from that side, you're exactly right (76% of all decisions reversed in whole v. 82% of 9th Circuit decisions reversed in whole). However, when you look at what percent is affirmed in whole, it's much lower (20% of all decisions affirmed in whole v. 6% of 9th Circuit decisions affirmed in whole). This trend has lasted for several years.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    You're the one pointing out from the start is was a split decision!

    Yes what does that prove??????
    That it was a split decision, not a unanimous one as the article implies?

    That the "majority" sucks since they ruled against your guys???
    No, it proves that it was a split decision, not a unanimous one as the article implies. I'm not going to say that one side "sucks," but that indicates that it's not the cut and dried case that you would like to pretend it is.

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    And I don't think that's what happened here.
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    Re: Appeals court rules against Ashcroft in 9/11 case

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Coming from that side, you're exactly right (76% of all decisions reversed in whole v. 82% of 9th Circuit decisions reversed in whole). However, when you look at what percent is affirmed in whole, it's much lower (20% of all decisions affirmed in whole v. 6% of 9th Circuit decisions affirmed in whole). This trend has lasted for several years.
    Thanks for the clarification and amplification.

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