[QUOTE=Meplat;9836481]Has esqappellate ever had to deal with the 9th circus?[/QUOTE]
I have been before Judge Thomas twice and won twice (once quite recently). He adhered to the letter of the law both times. He resisted the "feel good" result advocated by liberal groups and the state of California. He will play it straight. More than that, one cannot reasonably ask.