Appeals Court rejects petition for rehearing

The judicial panel of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has unanimously denied a petition for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc. Read the complete order here. 

Proving that he is truly incapable of taking no for an answer, Charles Ortego requested a rehearing by the same three-judge panel that rejected his claims and a rehearing en banc (by the entire Ninth Circuit) on July 5, 2018, which is rarely granted even in meritorious cases. 

According to LISECC attorney Jessica Goldman, "The only avenue for review remaining is a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.  At this point, this case concerns only issues of state law and there is zero chance the Supreme Court would accept review."