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California Unpublished Cases - In The US Court of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit - Kenneth J. Schmier Vs. Justices of the California Supreme Court

California Unpublished Cases - In The US Court of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit - Kenneth J. Schmier Vs. Justices of the California Supreme Court

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09-17195IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
KENNETH J. SCHMIER,
Plaintiff,
v.JUSTICES OF THE CALIFORNIASUPREME COURT, ET AL.,
Defendants.On Appeal from the United States District Courtfor the Northern District of California No. C-09-2740-WHAThe Honorable William Alsup, Judge
ANSWERING BRIEF
E
DMUND
G.
 
B
ROWN
J
.Attorney General of CaliforniaT
OM
B
LAKE
 Deputy Attorney GeneralState Bar No. 51885455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 11000San Francisco, CA 94102-7004Telephone: (415) 703-5506Fax: (415) 703-5480Email: Tom.Blake@doj.ca.gov
 Attorneys for Defendants Judicial Council of California
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TABLE OF CONTENTSPage
iINTRODUCTION ......................................................................................... 1STATEMENT OF JURISDICTION ............................................................. 1A. Jurisdiction of the District Court. ................................... 1B. Jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals. .............................. 2C. Filing Dates. .................................................................... 2D. Finality of Order. ............................................................ 2STATEMENT OF ISSUES ........................................................................... 2STATEMENT OF FACTS ............................................................................ 3SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ..................................................................... 7STANDARD OF REVIEW ........................................................................... 7I. D
ENIAL OF
T
EMPORARY
I
 NJUNCTION IS
S
UBJECT TO
L
IMITED
EVIEW
. ....................................................................... 7II. D
ENIAL OF PERMANENT INJUNCTION IS
EVIEWED
F
OR 
A
BUSE
O
F
D
ISCRETION
. ............................................................. 8III. T
HE
A
PPLICATION OF
ES
J
UDICATA IS
EVIEWED
D
E
 N
OVO
. ........................................................................................ 9IV. T
HE
D
ECISION
B
ELOW
M
AY
B
E
A
FFIRMED ON
A
 NY
G
ROUND
S
UPPORTED BY THE
ECORD
. ...................................... 9ARGUMENT ................................................................................................. 9I. T
HE
D
ISTRICT
C
OURT
P
ROPERLY
F
OUND
T
HAT
ES
J
UDICATA
B
ARS
A
PPELLANT
S
CHMIER 
F
ROM
E
-L
ITIGATING THE
ULES OF
C
OURT THAT
EGULATE THE
D
EVELOPMENT OF
C
ALIFORNIA
S
D
ECISIONAL
L
AW
. ................. 9II. T
HE
D
ISTRICT
C
OURT
W
AS
C
ORRECT
I
 N
D
ETERMINING
T
HAT
T
HE
C
ALIFORNIA
P
UBLICATION
ULES
A
RE
 N
OT
I
 NFIRM
. ..................................................................................... 12
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TABLE OF CONTENTS(continued)Page
iiA. The California Scheme for Managing the Creationand Citation of Precedent is ConstitutionallySound. ........................................................................... 12B. Courts May Regulate and Restrict the Speech of Officers of the Court. .................................................... 13C. The Ninth Circuit Has Long Approved Its OwnCitation Rule that is Analogous to the CaliforniaRule. .............................................................................. 19D. The State’s Publication Rules Are SolidlyGrounded In California’s Constitution andStatutes. ......................................................................... 21III. A
PPELLANT
S
CHMIER 
S
EQUEST FOR A
F
EDERAL
I
 NJUNCTION
W
AS IN
E
FFECT AN
I
MPROPER 
A
PPEAL OF
P
RIOR 
S
TATE
C
OURT
D
ECISIONS AS TO THE
P
RECEDENTIAL
V
ALUE OF THE
 N
ON
-C
ITEABLE
C
ASES
. .................................... 23CONCLUSION ............................................................................................ 26STATEMENT OF RELATED CASES ....................................................... 27
Case: 09-17195 03/11/2010 Page: 3 of 37 ID: 7261513 DktEntry: 15-1

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