Liberal Legal Expert: Reinhardt v. Supreme Court 5-0


Vikram Amar is a liberal legal scholar but a good analyst.  In attempting to evaluate how this three-judge panel will rule, he notes this striking fact:

"In one Supreme Court year, [Judge Reinhardt's]  opinions were reversed unanimously -- that is, without a single Justice ruling in his favor -- in at least five cases, a whopping number given the rarity with which a lower court judge's rulings are even taken up by the high Court as a general matter."