DEA Requests Extension for Filing Opposition Brief in Federal Lawsuit

On January 13, 2012, lawyers for the Drug Enforcement Administration called the lawyers representing Prof. Lyle Craker to request an extension until February 24 for filing their opposition brief in response to Craker’s opening brief, which was filed in the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals on December 15, 2011. Craker’s legal team granted the request for an extension. Craker’s reply brief will now be due on March 9, two weeks after February 24, though the DEA lawyers indicated they would agree to an extension should it be requested. Once all opening briefs are filed, it’s likely that oral arguments will be scheduled.