September 19, 2003

NO HURRY:

Court To Review Recall Delay (AP)

Without commenting on the merits, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it would convene an 11-member panel to consider the timing of the vote on whether to recall Gov. Gray Davis. For the moment, Friday's action delays a likely appeal to the Supreme Court.

A date for the rehearing was not immediately announced.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 19, 2003 3:19 PM
Comments

Is anyone else concerned that they may delay their decision--upholding the delay--until the 6th or so, making it too late for an appeal to the Supremes?

It would be decidedly evil--but this is the 9th, after all, and they certainly seem to think that someone did the same to him, so I don't see it as outside the realm of possibility.

Posted by: Timothy at September 19, 2003 3:44 PM

Why not delay the decision until the 8th, after the election? Then they can see the results before deciding whether to obviate them.

Posted by: pj at September 19, 2003 4:12 PM

Howard Bashman says on his 'How Appealing' blog that the word is that oral arguments will be next Monday afternoon.

As for a decision .......... the only time pressure on the Court is whatever pressure they feel.

Posted by: old maltese at September 19, 2003 6:22 PM
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