The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 2, 2010
Governor files documents in Sacramento furlough appeal cases

Thumbnail image for Gavel.jpgThe paper flew in Sacramento's 3rd District Court of Appeal on Thursday as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger filed six documents in his interlocking furlough fight with PECG, CAPS, SEIU Local 1000 and CASE.

These cases are all appeals of Sacramento Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette's Jan. 29, 2009, ruling that Schwarzenegger had the emergency authority to furlough state workers.

Thursday's action in the 3rd District Court came two days after San Francisco's 1st District Court of Appeal temporarily blocked an Alameda judge's order that state workers in nearly 70 "special fund" departments return to full work schedules this week.

Click the links below to view each set of 3rd District Court filings, which mirror each other:

A supplemental letter brief and motion for judicial notice filed by the governor's side in PECG/CAPS v. Schwarzenegger.

The governor's letter brief and motion for judicial notice filed in SEIU v. Schwarzenegger.

And finally, Schwarzenegger's supplemental letter brief and motion for judicial notice in CASE v. Schwarzenegger.

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