Tuesday, April 17, 2007

People v. Kaplan (Cal. Ct. App. - April 17, 2007)

One good thing about the California Court of Appeal is that it's generally willing to amend its opinions in order to respond to arguments contained in petitions for rehearing. The Ninth Circuit generally does the same thing, but some days, there are lots and lots of California Court of Appeal opinions that do nothing except slightly modify the previous opinion.

Like today. First, after dropping the bombshell on Mayor Villaraigosa, the Court of Appeal modified this opinion. Then, this afternoon, it modified this one. Then this one.

Then, around quitting time, it modified this one. And then, in its final act of the day, it modified this one.

Five amendments in five separate opinions day. Not something you see every day. I guess today was "respond to rehearing petitions" day as well as (belated) Tax Day.

P.S. - Mine got mailed. Promptly at 9:45 p.m.