A correction to my prior post. In their response to the U.S. petition to expedite review, the plaintiff-appellees note that the proposed briefing schedule would not actually expedite review. Thus, they propose the following schedule:
4.18: U.S. opening brief due
5.09: appellees' response brief and cross-appeal due
5.23: U.S. reply brief and response to cross-appeal due
5.30: appellees' reply brief in cross-appeal
Week of 6.06: en banc hearing in Atlanta
I am guessing that DOJ will consider this proposal far too compressed, and thus will oppose it.