“The Ninth Circuit is still heading to Maui next month. But forget about Monterey, Calif. next year.
"Under duress from Republicans for spending taxpayer money on conferences at lavish getaways, the court announced it has scrapped its 2013 conference in California's beautiful Central Coast.”
Senators Grassley and Sessions plea was partially granted
, as the 9th Circuit announced canceling the 2013 conference in California. The 9th Circuit Chief Judge Kozinski appears to have been influenced by the Republican senators as he recently recognized “the need to conserve financial resources during the present financial crisis” and forgo the 2013 conference.