Monday, July 21, 2008

Simmons v. Ghaderi (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 21, 2008)

Congratulations to (insert any one of a number of applicable prestigeous appellations here: Judge, Secretary, Justice, Dr., etc.) Shirley Hufstedler on winning this one. Unanimously, no less.

Given that I previously discussed this case in the Court of Appeal, I'd typically link to my prior discussion -- in which I noted, inter alia, that I thought this was a hard case, and one that (for that reason alone) was a prime candidate for a grant of review. But out of respect, I'll merely limit my comments to a sincere congratulations, alongside a note that it takes a gifted advocate to win a case with strong merits on both sides without losing a single vote.

Well done.