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Aug 19, 2013
Cutting in Line at the Ninth Circuit, L.A. Daily Journal (Aug. 19, 2013).

Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 19, 2013)

While state appellate courts do not encourage the filing of writ petitions to obtain immediate review of non-appealable trial court orders, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – the busiest appellate court in the country — actively discourages such petitions. In an August 19, 2013 Daily Journal article entitled “Cutting in Line at the Ninth Circuit,” Marc Poster discusses the Ninth Circuit’s stringent guidelines for writ petitions and how it implements those guidelines. Litigants and attorneys who repeatedly file petitions ignoring the Court’s guidelines risk the imposition of sanctions.