Letty Lopez files request to expedite any appeal of her election contest victory in Weslaco

Letty Lopez filed the below motion today requesting an expedited schedule if Lupe Rivera files an appeal.  Yesterday, Lopez filed a proposed judgment which included a proposal for an expedited appeal, should any appeal be filed, as permitted by the election code.  Rivera’s attorney immediately emailed Lopez’s attorney indicating that Rivera would object to any expedited appellate schedule.  In light of this objection, Lopez filed the motion below, providing an explanation as to why the court has the authority to expedite the appeal and why it should do so in this case, rather than permitting Rivera to delay resolution of this case.

20140619 motion for expedited briefing on appeal Lopez