Often cast as liberal-leaning, the 9th Circuit spans nine Western states of amazing diversity from conservative Arizona, Idaho and Alaska to liberal California, Washington. Carl Tobias, a University of Richmond School of Law professor. “Tacoma was no different than any other (city),” said Josh Parnell, vice president and principal at Tacoma brokerage firm First Western Properties. said Ali Modarres, a professor of urban studies at the University of Washington Tacoma….