Professor Martin at California Appellate Report lauds Judge Bybee for his opinion in SEC v. Ross, case no. 05-35541 (9th Cir. Oct. 15, 2007):
It’s an erudite, comprehensive, and incredibly good opinion. On a subject (here, jurisdiction and service of process) that’s nowhere near inherently exciting.
Nowhere near inherently exciting? Huh? Then again, my favorite first-year law school class was Civil Procedure, so I’ve been a bit odd from the beginning.
That said, I’m too busy at the moment to read this lengthy decision. But I skimmed it, and here’s the first thing that jumped out at me: Bustos, a pro se appellant, beats Allen Matkins and the SEC and convinces the Ninth that the district court lacked personal jurisdiction to order disgorgement of his sales commissions. Not bad.