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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Plead for Leave to Plead

I've blogged before about the irony of the FCC rejecting appeals that were filed late.  Ironic because the FCC is required to decide on appeals within 90 days, and rarely comes close to that.  So the latest appeal decision denying a request for review filed 62 days after the original decision wouldn't bear mention, except it seems like the FCC was dropping a hint on what to do if you miss the 30-day deadline.  The FCC said:  "The Commission’s rules further provide that no petition for reconsideration will be considered if it is filed after the 30-day period 'except upon leave granted upon a separate pleading for leave to file.'  Because no such separate pleading has been submitted, we dismiss the petition as untimely."

Is it just me, or does it seem like the FCC is saying, "Hint hint, file a pleading for leave"?

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