Another day has gone by, and now we’ve officially been waiting two weeks for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to render a decision on an extended stay of Judge Susan Nelson’s decision to lift the lockout. We’ll have to wait until at least Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
At this point, I’m beginning to believe that the court’s original decision to grant the league a temporary stay will last until the court hears the case on June 3 in St. Louis. I mean, how does it take more than two weeks to comb through the facts and deliver a decision?
But I’m not a lawyer. Fortunately, PFT’s Mike Florio is:
Though we realize that federal judges have plenty of other things to do, two weeks seem to be more than enough time to determine whether the lockout will or won’t be lifted while the appeal proceeds — especially since the Eighth Circuit thereafter granted the NFL’s motion to expedite all other aspects of the appeal.