The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the State of Arizona’s motion to expedite the appeal from the preliminary injunction enjoining key provisions of S.B. 1070. (h/t Michelle Malkin) The Department of Justice has objected to an expedited briefing schedule.

The case now will be argued the week of November 1.

That may make DOJ lawyers happy, because they will have more time to put together their brief.

But it will not make Democratic politicians happy to have the Arizona case on the front page as voters are walking into the voting booth on November 2.

Democrats wished too hard for something, and they got it.

U.S. v. Arizona – 9th Cir – Order Denying Motion to Expedite Appeal http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf
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