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Commentary: Trump might have his revenge on California as he remakes once-liberal 9th Circuit Court

There are the big, juicy political developments, of the sort that require double-sized headlines on front pages and, eventually, their own chapters in history books.

And there are the quiet, incremental ones. But both matter.

Last week, the world watched as articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump were first introduced in Congress, five days before they were approved by the U.S. House of Representatives in a historic vote.

But something else also happened in the Capitol last week that could affect California, and other Western states, for decades to come.

The U.S. Senate confirmed two more Trump nominees to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a powerful

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