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Monday, August 16, 2010

Ninth Circuit grants stay in Perry

The Ninth Circuit has granted a stay of the judgment in Perry pending appeal (H/T: Rick Hasen). The order in full:

Filed order (EDWARD LEAVY, MICHAEL DALY HAWKINS and SIDNEY R. THOMAS) Appellants' motion for a stay of the district court’s order of August 4, 2010 pending appeal is GRANTED. The court sua sponte orders that this appeal be expedited pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 2. The provisions of Ninth Circuit Rule 31-2.2(a) (pertaining to grants of time extensions) shall not apply to this appeal. This appeal shall be calendared during the week of December 6, 2010, at The James R. Browning Courthouse in San Francisco, California. The previously established briefing schedule is vacated. The opening brief is now due September 17, 2010. The answering brief is due October 18, 2010. The reply brief is due November 1, 2010. In addition to any issues appellants wish to raise on appeal, appellants are directed to include in their opening brief a discussion of why this appeal should not be dismissed for lack of Article III standing. See Arizonans For Official English v. Arizona, 520 U.S. 43, 66 (1997). IT IS SO ORDERED. [7441574] (JS)

Not entirely surprising, given the mischief that could result if thousands of marriage licenses were issued in the coming months, then the Ninth Circuit or SCOTUS were to reverse the district court. Note that the court has raised the issue of the appellants' standing to appeal and ordered briefing. So we get to talk about standing for a little longer.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on August 16, 2010 at 07:37 PM in Current Affairs, Howard Wasserman, Law and Politics | Permalink


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