Idaho Dispatch brought you new information on the Aaron von Ehlinger case two days ago. We now have another update.
As you will recall, von Ehlinger had appealed his rape conviction to the Idaho Supreme Court in July. Idaho Deputy Attorney General Kenneth K. Jorgensen filed motions for extensions of the State’s response in August and September. The response brief was due October 4.
Idaho Dispatch has now been able to access the most current court documents which show Jorgensen has filed a Motion for Third Extension of Time for Filing Respondent’s Brief. The explanation is similar to the reasoning used in the Second Extension of Time shown in our previous article. Jorgensen told the court,
“An extension of time is requested inasmuch as the Office of the Attorney General, owing to the large volume of criminal appeals, has been unable to process all briefs and other filings within the established time limits, and would be unable to adequately research the issues involved in the case if an extension of time were not granted. During the past 28 days, in addition to working on the brief due in the present case, I have filed and/or been involved in the research and writing of briefs and other pleadings in State v. Spencer, #49894, State v. Chavez, #49953, State v. Radue, #49945, State v. Fueller, #50052, State v. Myler, #50228, State v. Haddox, #49741, State v. Crofts, #50535, State v. Peterson, #50361, State v. Callahan, #50664, State v. Grist, ##50370/50371, State v. Guerrero, #50180, State v. Pratt, #50192, State v. Tucker, #50571, State v. Dalton, #50146, State v. Rudolph, #50271, State v. Freeman, #50567, State v. Whitaker, #50449, State v. Lacy, #49798, State v. Millar, #50377, State v. Robinson, ##50324/50325/50326/50327, State v. Robinson, #50385, and a Reply brief in Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Idaho v. Dorff, No. 22-1226; I prepared for and presented oral argument in State v. Hoover, #49955, before the Idaho Court of Appeals, on September 14; and, I have reviewed and edited the work product of other attorneys and paralegals in the Appellate Unit. I also presented at a legal training in San Francisco, California, on September 12 and 13, 2023.”
This motion for extension has been granted by Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice G. Richard Bevan. Idaho’s brief in response to the appeal is now due November 1.100623_Order_Re_3rd_Motion_for_Extension_of_Time_231010_182400
Tags: Aaron von Ehlinger, Appeal, Chief Justice Bevan, Deputy Attorney General, Idaho Supreme Court, Kenneth Jorgensen, Rape Conviction