People gather to demonstrate outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which is hearing the travel ban case today in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle
It’s the court conservatives love to hate. And the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ impending decision on whether to reinstate President Trump’s ban on entry to the United States by anyone from seven mostly Muslim countries may give the right a new reason not just to detest the nation’s largest appellate court, but to try to break it up.