Usually only parties to the case or outside interest groups request publication or depublication of an opinion. But this year courts/judges themselves have stepped in. In April, the Fifth District Court of Appeal asked to depublish an Appellate Division opinion, which the Supreme Court granted (but then it vacated its depublication order). (See At The Lectern.) This month, Sacramento Superior Court judge David Brown successfully requested publication of a Court of Appeal opinion.
If this post seems especially good, that's because it comes from SCAN fan Kent Qian (of the National Housing Law Project in San Francisco). Lessons? (1) You needn't be based in SoCal to enjoy this blog; and (2) You can improve this blog by submitting items of interest. (Please!)