The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 22, 2010
Unions file final briefs in furlough lawsuit appeal

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Gavel.jpgThe furlough showdown in Sacramento's 3rd District Court of Appeals is getting closer.

Professional Engineers in California Government and California Association of Professional Scientists today filed a supplemental reply letter brief to the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Sacramento. California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment filed its papers, too. We expect SEIU Local 1000 will soon do the same.

The court will then set a date for oral arguments and then rule on the cases. Exactly when will all that happen? No one knows yet.

Regardless, expect the losing side to appeal to the state Supreme Court, which earlier today declined Schwarzenegger's request that it immediately take over the Sacramento appellate cases and three others in San Francisco's 1st District Court.

Click here to read the brief that PECG and CAPS filed today. We're working on getting the CASE papers to post.


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