Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Williams v. Johnson (9th Cir. - July 3, 2013)

Here's a case where a Ninth Circuit panel whose prior opinion was summarily reversed by the Supreme Court says it'd be just fine were the Court to do so again.

I was actually thinking last week about what a generally frivolous waste it is for litigants to file rehearing petitions in the United States Supreme Court.  Reading the Ninth Circuit's post-remand opinions here, however, it looks like this may well be one of those cases is which the Supreme Court did indeed get supremely sloppy.