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2000 Light Years Away
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flw From: flw Date: June 28th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

wa wah.

I heard to the radio about the "Bowl Case" (I was hearing it). Basically, there was an appeal of some sort and the (lower) court said, "file your appeal by this date." They filed by the deadline, but it turned out there was a law saying that the date was past the deadline. So, what applies? Well, they ruled that the law applies in this case. So, basically, courts can tell you to file by June 20th knowing FULL WELL that June 1st is the deadline, thus giving themselves a sort of "pocket veto" on cases they don't want to deal with on appeal. The commentator said it was the cruelest ruling the court ruled on (5-4, of course) since the Dred Scott case.

Basically, the Supreme Court has given courts the right to LIE about appeal deadlines, which is bizarre.
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