Quote Originally Posted by Kellhound View Post
Percentage wise they get reversed more than any other numbered Circuit as well, only the Federal Circuit has a lower affirmed rate than the 9th.
From 1999-2008, according to (I'm assuming) this paper

Did you know for the most recent term, they didn't (despite having more cases heard by the SCOTUS then anyone but the state courts)?

Hey look, if you change it to be from 2005 to present, guess who is the most reversed circuit? If you said the sixth then you'd be right!

Yet even then, the argument about reversal rates is a red herring when SCOTUS historically reverses 70% of the cases they hear. And, as the multiple fact-checkers of this oft-repeated claim have pointed out, it's an even more meaningless statistic when the vast majority of their cases are never even heard by SCOTUS.

From the American Bar Association itself:

When the subject of Supreme Court reversal rates arises, two common perceptions usually come to mind. First, the Ninth Circuit is the “rogue circuit.” Second, the Supreme Court only takes cases that it intends to reverse. An empirical study of Supreme Court dispositions of cases from the courts of appeals during the last 10 Terms reveals that neither of these common perceptions is true.

Each year the federal courts of appeals collectively terminate an average of 60,467 cases. However, the Supreme Court only reviews an average of 64 cases per year, which is about 0.106% of all decisions by the federal courts of appeals.

So that means that, the 9th Circuit also has the most cases (by both total and percentage) not make it to SCOTUS, meaning their decision stands. Shouldn't that make them the most accurate circuit court?