Monday, July 27, 2009

Drake v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 27, 2009)

I like this one.

Justice Duffy writes it in a fairly informal style. It's about timeliness and certificates of probable cause and the like in the context of a very ambiguous set of rules. Justice Duffy basically says: "I see how this is confusing to everyone. Let's simplify this and speed it up. Looks like the request was timely to me, so we'll go ahead and grant a peremptory writ of mandate, and on remand, go ahead and address the merits." Which seems right.

Speedy justice that cuts through the paperwork is often a good thing. Especially on a Monday.