April 29, 2016

Governor’s initiative writ petition a late addition to the early-May calendar

The Supreme Court today announced that it will hear oral argument in six days on Governor Jerry Brown’s writ petitionBrown v. Superior Court — that seeks to eliminate a roadblock to qualifying his Justice and Rehabilitation Act initiative for November’s ballot.  Less than two months ago, the court issued an order to show cause on the petition and set an expedited briefing schedule.

The early-May calendar initially had a whopping 17 cases on it.  It’s now down to 15, even with the addition of Brown v. Superior Court, because one appeal was abated and two others have been continued to the late-May calendar (here and here).  One of the continuances was prompted by a request filed just today.

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