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What would happen if a US circuit court consistently issued decisions contrary to recent Supreme Court precedent?

The judges involved would probably risk impeachment. The question refers to a US circuit court where the majority of judges were ideologically opposed to the present direction of the Supreme Court. ...
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What would happen if a US circuit court consistently issued decisions contrary to recent Supreme Court precedent?

In this situation, most of the decisions would likely be reversed by the Supreme Court. How swiftly could they reverse? Would the increased number of disputed cases slow down the Supreme Court's ...
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What would happen if a US circuit court consistently issued decisions contrary to recent Supreme Court precedent?

Predictability of law rests on the assumption that lower courts will follow the precedents established by the higher courts in their respec-ive jurisdictions. There is no assurance, however, that the ...
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Is there a realpolitik reason why the D.C. Circuit is sometimes specified in laws as the place of review/challenge for some matters?

The default rule, which applies in the case of tax court, decisions of the National Labor Relations Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration decisions, and many other agencies is that you ...
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Is there a realpolitik reason why the D.C. Circuit is sometimes specified in laws as the place of review/challenge for some matters?

I'm not 100% how correct this is, but the limiting of [by 'special' law] of venue (because a plaintiff would otherwise be able to [choose to] sue the government in the plaintiff's place of residence [...
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Is there a realpolitik reason why the D.C. Circuit is sometimes specified in laws as the place of review/challenge for some matters?

The Federal Appeals Court system became known as "circuits" because you had appellate judges who typically traveled to where the case was to adjudicate it. Thus appellate courts have ...
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Is there a realpolitik reason why the D.C. Circuit is sometimes specified in laws as the place of review/challenge for some matters?

John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, gave an interesting lecture on the history of the DC Circuit in 2005. It doesn't completely answer your question but it's an interesting read and ...
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Is there a realpolitik reason why the D.C. Circuit is sometimes specified in laws as the place of review/challenge for some matters?

The question gives no evidence for thinking that there should be such a reason, and unless there is some statement out there stating that there is, we can't read minds. The circuit was established in ...
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