"...Still, it likely will take years to fully evaluate whether Mr. Trump truly transformed the 9th Circuit, said Curt Levey, president of the Committee of Justice, which promotes constitutionalist positions on legal and policy issues.
He noted that most senior Republican-appointed judges aren’t as conservative as Mr. Trump’s picks because senators used to be able to block federal appeals court nominees...
...Once the court does take more of a conservative bent, said Mr. Levy, it will be notable given its size for what has been dubbed the '9th Circus' by conservative litigants.
'There are just more people who are affected by it. There are a lot of businesses out in California and I think it will also be very impactful,' he said..."