In a single sentence, the Supreme Court dismissed Governor Brown’s emergency appeal of the prison overcrowding case. The case was tossed for “want of jurisdiction.”
BROWN, GOV. OF CA, ET AL. V. PLATA, MARCIANO, ET AL.
The appeal is dismissed for want of jurisdiction. See 28 U. S. C. §1253.
28 U. S. C. §1253 provides for direct appeals from decisions of three-judge courts:
Except as otherwise provided by law, any party may appeal to the Supreme Court from an order granting or denying, after notice and hearing, an interlocutory or permanent injunction in any civil action, suit or proceeding required by any Act of Congress to be heard and determined by a district court of three judges.
The Court does not explain why jurisdiction is lacking here.