Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sixth Circuit grants motion to expedite

This afternoon, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granted the appellants' unopposed motion to expedite in Thomas More Law Center v. Obama. This means oral argument will occur during the session of court beginning May 30 and ending June 10. This still puts the case roughly three to four weeks behind Commonwealth v. Sebelius and Liberty University v. Geithner, which will be argued the week of May 10 (on the same day, before the same panel) in the Fourth Circuit. Query whether, depending on the ideological cast of the two panels, there will be some sort of a race between the circuits to issue the first appellate opinion on the issue. Ah, the fun never stops!