A three-justice panel in Sacramento will hear arguments Friday in a case that has a Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party group at odds with library officials in Redding. Last year, a Superior Court judge in Redding ruled against the officials in their efforts to prevent the TEA Party from passing out copies of the Constitution and related literature. The city appealed to the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento. Although the appellate court typically prefers to decide cases based on the written briefs, the court requested both sides to present oral arguments as well in this case.
The Third District's oral argument calendar is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. this Friday at its downtown Sacramento location. Both Mr. Pappas and PJI Chief Counsel Kevin Snider will be available to the media immediately following the proceedings.