Ninth Circuit Denied En Banc Review in Speech and Debate Clause Case–Will the Supreme Court Take it?

If I was a “good” blogger, I would have blogged by now about the 9th Circuit’s recent decision in a case called US v. Renzi, which I think is a big deal decision about the Speech and Debate Clause of Article I, Section 6, which says that members of Congress “for any Speech or Debate in either House . . . shall not be questioned in any other Place.”  Apparently the 9th Circuit has created a circuit split with the DC Circuit with its interpretation of the clause, and the appeals court has just denied a petition for rehearing en banc, so this may be a case which the Supreme Court will take.  For more, see here.


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