stollerwritofmandaterajLast Friday, the Sacramento appellate court denied Ken Stoller’s writ of mandate seeking to overturn the Sacramento superior court’s denial of our writ of administrative mandate. As is often the case in what are called “extraordinary writs,” the appellate court didn’t have much to say on the merits, and that’s an understatement. Here is the entirety of the order: “The petition for writ of mandate is denied.”
There is no automatic right to appeal a denial of an extraordinary writ to the Supreme Court of California. Rather, the procedure is to file a writ of review to ask the Supreme Court to consider the case. It is like certiorari in the U.S. Supreme court. Meaning, very, very small chance the court will take the case. But, we’ve gone this far, so we’ll see this through to the end of the state judicial process. Very short time window on this. So, more another time.
For what it’s worth, here is our petition for a writ of mandate to the court of appeals. I think it clearly lays out why the two judges were wrong about the case. Maybe it’s the times we live in…
Rick Jaffe, Esq.