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Maryland Delegate Curtis S. Anderson (center) joins demonstrators at the State House in Annapolis on Tuesday in protesting the Court of Appeals of Maryland's opinion last month declaring pit bulls and pit bull mixes "inherently dangerous." (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman speaks during a Law Day ceremony at the Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman speaks during a Law Day ceremony at the Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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John Yoo, the former Justice lawyer who wrote the so-called "torture memos," is protected from lawsuits, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. (Associated Press)

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John Yoo, the former Justice lawyer who wrote the so-called "torture memos," is protected from lawsuits, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. (Associated Press)

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Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Smith granted Texas a stay Tuesday lifting a lower court's order on funding of Planned Parenthood. (Associated Press)

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Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Smith granted Texas a stay Tuesday lifting a lower court's order on funding of Planned Parenthood. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Students demonstrate outside the Federal Courthouse on March 7, 2012, in Cincinnati, where the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals was hearing oral arguments in their review of their 2011 ruling that Proposal 2, the ban on affirmative action in Michigan, is unconstitutional. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Winslow Friday, a Northern Arapaho tribal member who admitted killing a bald eagle in 2005 for use in a religious ceremony, makes his way into the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at the U.S. Courthouse in Denver in December 2007. (AP Photo/Bill Ross, File)

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In this Sept. 11, 2007 file photo, Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller takes a question during a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. On Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, Keller will be in Pasadena, Calif., to watch his team of lawyers urge the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a trial judge’s decision that EA and the NCAA appear to owe the former Cornhusker and, by the extension, thousands of other former players millions of dollars for using their images in the video game. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

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** FILE ** Jeffrey Zarrillo (left) and Paul Katami, plaintiffs in the Proposition 8 gay-marriage case, are seen outside the federal courthouse before a hearing in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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A woman waits to get into the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco, in this Sept. 22, 2003 file photo. A sharply divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, threw out a lawsuit that challenged Boeing Co.'s role flying terrorism suspects to secret prisons and raised questions about the government's ability to quash lawsuits when state secrets are involved. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)