Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Kind words for amici

Sometimes amici get a nice shout-out, as has happened twice now in two days:
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  • First, in yesterday's big 9th Circuit HI v. Trump opinion, footnote 1 said, "We thank the parties and their counsel, as well as the amici, for their excellent briefs and arguments in this case."
  • Second, now in today's opinion here from 4/1, footnote 3 says, "We received and considered in association with this appeal the amicus curiae briefs, and responses thereto, of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed in support of plaintiffs; and of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies, California State Association of Counties & League of California Cities, joined by the California Special Districts Association, filed in support of District. We found the amicus brief of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association—the author and principal sponsor of Proposition 218—particularly useful in resolving this case."
A kind word is always appreciated!

(The 5th DCA has updated its online photo here to include Justice Meehan.)