Thursday, April 29, 2010

Justice Kennard on 90-Day DL

The Recorder reports that "California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard will undergo surgery within the next week for an abdominal growth believed to be benign, forcing her to miss the next three oral argument calendars.
"An avid and persistent questioner, Kennard would still get to participate by viewing videotapes of the arguments, unless the parties refuse to stipulate to her absence. If that happens, Chief Justice Ronald George said he would need to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to continue the matter or appoint a pro tem justice from the appellate courts to hear it instead.'"

(h/t Ben Shatz)