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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

May 3, 2019

9th mulls nationwide injunctions and mootness

Nationwide injunction critics say the remedy prevents lower court percolation; the 9th Circuit will test that thesis after ordering briefing on whether an injunction from Pennsylvania moots the local appeal. Scholars Howard Wasserman (FIU Law) and Alan Trammell (Univ. Arkansas Law) offer competing views.

Howard Wasserman

Professor of Law, FIU College of Law


Alan Trammell

Assistant Professor of Law, Univ. of Arkansas School of Law





Brian Cardile

Rulings Editor, Podcast Host, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reporter

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