Skip to comments.Schwarzenegger to seek Supreme Court appeal of prison ruling
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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Well, I suppose California could choose an unfunded mandate.
Lets do Scottish law. Lets send them to Libya.
Release them in D.C.
Get ready for a dramatic increase in crime unless the illegals are returned to their native soils.
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.
It’s the 9th Circus. They’ll be overturned as usual.