U.S. Supreme Court

On politics in the Golden State
By Paige St. John
May 13, 2013, 3:59 p.m.

Gov. Jerry Brown has, as promised, filed legal papers to appeal federal court orders to reduce the state’s prison population with the U.S. Supreme Court.

[Updated 4:40 p.m. May 13: The brief notice of appeal, filed Monday afternoon, simply states that a panel of three federal judges “did not fully or fairly consider the evidence showing that the state’s prison healthcare now exceeds constitutional standards.” It is to be followed by the full appeal itself within 60 days.]

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