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  •  For them to do anything else (3+ / 0-)
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    Pi Li, telamonides, VClib

    there needs to be an overriding reason in favor of not keeping the status quo.  For example, if there's irreparable harm, like somebody's going to die if they stay the district court judgment, sure then they would do something different.  

    But the general preference is for keeping the status quo in place until there's a final judgment -- i.e., when all appeals have run. That's the only time you can be sure the judgment won't change and you can go ahead and enforce it.

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      general preference

      Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

      by greenbastard on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 10:03:17 AM PST

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      •  Sigh, to get away from that (3+ / 0-)
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        you have to show some compelling reason why they should keep the status quo in place until the decision is final and no longer subject to change.  I gave you an example -- somebody's going to die if unless you enforce that non-final judgment.

        What's the compelling reason here for not waiting until they see if the judgment is going to stay in place before they start enforcing it?

        •  civil liberties being denied (0+ / 0-)

          to me, that's a big one

          Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

          by greenbastard on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 10:18:42 AM PST

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          •  Says the district court judge only: (2+ / 0-)
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            coffeetalk, telamonides

            The possibility of overturning on appeal is one of the factors that goes into a stay.  

            If Hobby Lobby is against contraception, why does it buy its inventory from China, the country that limits the number of children by law?

            by Inland on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 10:30:00 AM PST

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