Thursday, March 15, 2007

Should Dearing beware the ides of March?

Today marks the extended deadline for the Solicitor General to file a cert petition in Dearing, No. 06A754, as previously noted here. See United States v. Dearing, 63 M.J. 478 (C.A.A.F. 2006). But we have no official news at this point. The Supreme Court's online docket seems to always run a day behind real time, so we'll check again tomorrow. (Actually we check it every day, but we'll note any Dearing developments tomorrow.) The S.G.'s web site doesn't include a cert petition in Dearing.

But the Supremes' online docket often doesn't post an application for an extension of the cert deadline for days, weeks, or even a month. So it is possible that the S.G. has already sought another extension in Dearing -- heck, it's possible that Chief Justice Roberts has already granted another extension in Dearing -- but we just don't know about it yet.

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