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  •  If I recall correctly, (11+ / 0-)

    the 9th Circuit's ruling is only binding on the courts of that Circuit.

    Further, apparently what the 9th Circuit did was, dismiss the case.  So what I would want to know is, on what basis did they dismiss the case?  Without knowing more, it is impossible to tell if they were simply relying on a procedural legal technicality, that would have no affect on the actual merits of a claim brought by somebody who had their procedural ducks in order.

    "When the going gets tough, the tough get 'too big to fail'."

    by New Deal democrat on Mon Dec 28, 2009 at 11:09:33 AM PST

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