Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In Re Stake Center Locating (9th Cir. - June 19, 2013)

This one brought a smile to my face

Everyone on the panel agrees that the petition is meritless.  They just disagree about how meritless it is; whether it's unripe/premature, or manifestly silly on the merits as well.

On the upside, it didn't take much effort to resolve.  The whole petition gets decided within three weeks or so, soup to nuts.  Those Crime Victim Rights Act cases definitely get cranked out! 

That's admittedly what the underlying statute requires.  But I'm happy to see that the time pressure doesn't really affect quality much.  Sure, the opinions are shorter.  But they're no less right.