A response to yesterday’s post about the California Supreme Court rejecting a request by attorneys fighting Prop. 8 to speed up its timeline for deciding a key legal question:

State Supreme Court spokeswoman Lynn Holton points out that although the court rejected the expedited timeline, “… the court in fact has already expedited the Prop. 8 case by setting a special briefing schedule and oral arguments in September. Although September may seem like a long way away for arguments, it’s actually earlier than the court would normally schedule them in a case accepted for review in February.”

I would add that by responding to the 9th Circuit within six weeks, the Supreme Court sent another signal it understands the importance of the case and its urgency.

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Scott Shafer

ScottĀ migrated to KQED in 1998 after extended stints in politics and government. Now he covers those things and more as host of the California Report and Senior Correspondent for KQED Newsroom. When he's not asking questions you'll often find him in a pool playing water polo. Find him on Twitter @scottshafer

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