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RENAISSANCE ARCADE AND BOOKSTORE ET AL. v. COUNTY COOK ET AL.

decided: September 5, 1985.

RENAISSANCE ARCADE AND BOOKSTORE ET AL
v.
COUNTY OF COOK ET AL.



ON APPLICATION FOR STAY.

Author: Stevens

[ 473 U.S. Page 1322]

JUSTICE STEVENS, Circuit Justice.

On March 8, 1985, the Circuit Court of Cook County entered a permanent injunction which prohibits petitioners from operating their adult bookstores in certain unincorporated areas of Cook County, Illinois.*fn* Petitioners' appeal from the injunction is currently pending in the Appellate Court of Illinois for the First Judicial District. On March 20, 1985, that court denied petitioners' motion for a stay of the injunction pending appellate review. On April 22, 1985, the Illinois Supreme Court likewise entered an order denying petitioners' motion to stay enforcement of the injunction pending review.

 Petitioners filed an application for a stay with me in my capacity as Circuit Justice for the Seventh Circuit on August

[ 473 U.S. Page 132329]

     , 1985. Because the application was not filed within 90 days of the Illinois Supreme Court's April 22, 1985, order, however, neither this Court nor a Justice thereof has the authority to treat the application as a petition for certiorari to review "the merits of petitioners' claim that the outstanding injunction will deprive them of rights protected by the First Amendment during the period of appellate review," National Socialist Party v. Skokie, 432 U.S. 43, 44 (1977) (per curiam). See 28 U. S. C. ยง 2101(c). Moreover, because the application does not indicate that the appeal will become moot unless a stay is granted, it does ...


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