31st October 2011
A per curiam opinion is a short unsigned opinion on behalf of the whole court. It usually indicates that there wasn’t a lot of disagreement and not much time was spent on it.
The Ninth Circuit (or ‘Ninth Circus’, as Rush would say) Court of Appeals is the most reversed group of judges in the history of the United States.
But nevertheless Justice Ginsburg seems to feel the need to kiss it and make it better.