Whether reversed, affirmed, vacated, or remanded, a review of the interaction between the two courts over twenty-two cases reveals several fundamental differences between the two courts on key issues. This Comment examines these differences by exploring twenty of those decisions and how they illustrate the relationship between the Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court. Part I examines the decisions that arose from the Supreme Court's review of Ninth Circuit decisions. Part II ties these decisions and conclusions into a larger motif emerging between the Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court, and Part III ultimately concludes that the future is likely to continue to see disagreements between the two courts.
Jessica L. Hannah and Kevan P. McLaughlin,
"On Certiorari to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals": The Supreme Court's Review of Ninth Circuit Cases During the October 2006 Term, 38 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.