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Schwarzenegger to seek Supreme Court appeal of prison ruling
SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/1/9 | Kevin Yamamura

Posted on 09/01/2009 10:06:06 PM PDT by SmithL

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court of a federal order to reduce the state's prison population by more than 40,000 inmates over the next two years, his office announced Tuesday.

A federal three-judge panel last month ordered California officials to reduce the state's prison population because overcrowding has led to unconstitutional levels of care. The order required the state to present a reduction plan by Sept. 18.

Schwarzenegger on Tuesday asked the panel to delay that order, a procedural move likely to be rejected. If that happens, the governor plans to file a similar request Friday with the Supreme Court. Schwarzenegger, who is being represented by Attorney General Jerry Brown and outside counsel, also will notify the three-judge panel Thursday that he is seeking an appeal with the Supreme Court.

In today's court filing, Schwarzenegger's attorneys assert that the three-judge panel should grant a delay of the order because the state's appeal with the Supreme Court has a "strong likelihood of success." They argue that there is no nexus between reducing the prison population and improving medical or mental health care for inmates.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: 9thcircus; activistjudges; goldenstate; schwarzenegger

1 posted on 09/01/2009 10:06:07 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Well, I suppose California could choose an unfunded mandate.


2 posted on 09/01/2009 10:12:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Proud Sarah-Bot.)
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To: SmithL

Lets do Scottish law. Lets send them to Libya.


3 posted on 09/01/2009 10:21:18 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron

Release them in D.C.


4 posted on 09/01/2009 10:29:05 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: SmithL

Get ready for a dramatic increase in crime unless the illegals are returned to their native soils.


5 posted on 09/01/2009 10:33:29 PM PDT by elizabethgrace (WORLD CHAMPIONS - Park View Little League - Chula Vista, CA !!!!!!)
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To: SmithL

Mexifornia is paying the price for its out-of-control spending and socialistic (bankrupt) government. What’s the big deal? For decades THE INMATES HAVE BEEN RUNNING THE ASYLUM anyway.


6 posted on 09/01/2009 11:19:08 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: SmithL

It’s the 9th Circus. They’ll be overturned as usual.


7 posted on 09/01/2009 11:26:19 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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