Apparently the Ninth Circuit Gives Advance Notice of Opinion Filing

February 1st, 2012

Howard Bashman links to a notice from the 9th Circuit’s Public Information Office, telling the public that the court will release its decision in Perry v. Hollingsworth (the SSM case) tomorrow.

The Court anticipates filing an opinion tomorrow (Thursday, February 2) by 10 a.m. regarding the public release of videotapes made of the civil bench trial in Perry v. Hollingsworth, the Proposition 8 case. Note that this is not the main appeal regarding the constitutionality question.

I didn’t know that courts actually do this. If only the Supreme Court gave advance notice! Erwin Chemerinsky thinks this would be a good idea.