Originally posted on December 15

Tomorrow, the Appellate Courts Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association will present a virtual program on the Ninth Circuit’s use of the procedure authorized by rule 8.548 to “request” that the Supreme Court “decide a question of California law.”

It will be an excellent panel:  Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger and Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens will discuss the request process with the moderator, Buchalter shareholder and appellate lawyer M.C. Sungaila.


Rule 8.548

Asked and answered:  California Supreme Court responses to Ninth Circuit questions

The constitutionality of the Supreme Court answering the Ninth Circuit’s legal questions

Ask not what the Supreme Court can do for the Ninth Circuit

Requesting the Ninth Circuit to request, not certify