Friday, April 06, 2007

Boucher v. Shaw (9th Cir. - April 6, 2007)

It looks like April might well be similar to March, a period in which I noted an unprecedented "avalanche of certifications" by the Ninth Circuit to state supreme courts.

In early March it was the Oregon Surpeme Court on one day, the Washington Supreme Court later that week, and then the week finished with a certification to the Nevada Supreme Court. But, in April, who was once last shall be first, and Judge McKeown certifies a question in this employee wage case to the Nevada Supreme Court.

What about Hawaii, Alaska, California, Arizona, and the other fun state supreme courts in the Ninth Circuit? Can't they help out as well? No fair double-dipping with Nevada until you've finished the rounds.