The attorneys for former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli, who were given two weeks to appeal the denial of their client's Habeus Corpus petition to address an unfavorable extradition ruling, have not even filed their Notice of Appeal, after one full week, demonstrating their intent to pursue dilatory tactics, delaying the outcome as long as possible. If the appeal had any merit at all, they would have wasted no time in sending in the short Notice to the Eleventh Circuit. We predicted this course of conduct.
Will the outcome of the appeal be artfully delayed, until the 2019 Panamanian Presidential Election ? We cannot say, but given the that requests for extension of time, to file briefs are routinely granted, and supplemental filings, requests for Oral Argument, and other dilatory tactics, could be tools employed by counsel to accomplish that goal, stay tuned, to see just how many years this bogus appeal is pending.
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