Phillips files request for extension to appeal Davis case with Supreme Court

Dave Davis

Attorney Mike Phillips on Monday filed his request for more time to file an appeal in the Davis plebiscite case with the U.S. Supreme Court.

In his request to the high court, Phillips argues that the Davis opinion striking down the non-binding plebiscite on Guam’s political status “reverses and abolishes all of the United States’ and Guam’s self-determination efforts.”

Phillips was forced to argue “extraordinary circumstances” exist in order to justify an extension because the deadline to ask for more time passed two weeks ago.

The 8-page document includes another 80 pages of exhibits from prior court rulings.   Phillips is seeking a 60-day extension in order to prepare the appeal.

It’s not clear when the Supreme Court will respond to his request. If the high court denies the request, the 9th Circuit ruling stands.

Application for Extension of Time to File Petition for Writ of Certtiorari