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Oral Argument in Jones v. Davis

USCA 9 has scheduled oral argument in Jones v. Davis for August 31 at 9:30 in Pasadena.  We don't know who the panel is yet.

This is the case where a federal district judge in California said that because the opponents of the death penalty have been successful in obstructing the will of the people they now get to throw it out altogether.  See prior posts:

August 21, 2014, with links to earlier posts.

Jones v. Chappell Appeal, August 26, 2014

Jones v. Chappell Brief, December 2, 2014

CJLF Brief in Jones v. Davis, December 11, 2014

The panel is critical.  If we get a majority of persons of sense, the decision will be reversed at this point.  If not, we will have to go higher -- possibly (but not likely) the Ninth Circuit pseudo-en-banc, and failing that to the Supreme Court.  I am confident that the Supreme Court will take the case and reverse if it comes to that, but hopefully we will get a reversal earlier.

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