Apologies for lack of posting. Went to Indiana to do some family stuff for the boys’ 5th birthday. They saw elephants and had a great time. I had a donkey steal of cup of food out of my hand rather aggressively. There’s a joke in there somewhere. You would know that I would leave the computer at home and the courts would finally issue a decision.
Yes, our joint appeal with a slew of other cases was rejected by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by a 2-1 margin.
Todd Vandermyde covered this well enough. I’m not going to rehash what he’s done well.
First: Don’t panic. As Todd notes, this decision is on the “shadow docket” appeal seeking a preliminary injunction to block PICA.
Here’s the status:
Our “interlocutory” appeal was rejected by the 7th. We’re going to appeal. No secrets there. I’m not sure SCOTUS will take this up on their shadow docket. I’m about 95% sure that we’re going to take it there anyway.
But that’s not the only thing happening.
What else? The Thomas Maag case is awaiting a decision from Judge McGlynn that may effectively strike down PICA once more.
Also, on Thursday, Judge McGlynn granted our request in our lawsuit to file an amended brief. We’re giving him another bite at the apple on a host of grounds.