September 11, 2017

Supreme Court extends its time to rule on Prop. 66 rehearing petition. No big deal.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision last month in Briggs v. Brown upholding most of Proposition 66, the ballot measure designed to speed up executions in California, the initiative’s challengers filed a rehearing petition on Friday.  Today, the court extended until November 22 its time to rule on the petition.  (The relevant rules are here and here.)

Don’t read anything special into the extension order.  The court routinely extends its time to rule on rehearing requests, and it almost always denies those requests.  Occasionally, a denial will include a modification of the opinion that doesn’t change the court’s judgment.

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