I have a state criminal case concurrent with a pro se federal civil rights lawsuit (which is in regards ***** ***** previous criminal case). In my pro se federal lawsuit I filed a motion for injunctive relief, requesting that the federal district court enjoin my state court criminal case. As grounds I cited the exception to the Younger Abstention doctrine, Younger v. Harris (1971), in which, were a prosecution to be brought as a means to harass, or in bad faith, or with bias, then a federal court may enjoin that state court case. Trial for my criminal case is set for Sept. 28. I filed my motion for injunctive relief in the fed court on Aug. 24. Two days later I filed also a motion for temporary stay, in which I requested that the federal court stay, immediately, the state court case, so as to allow for a full briefing on my motion and a hearing (no way full briefing of my motion for injunction will run its full course and an order be granted by trial date, Sept. 28). The standard for stays of state cases is § 2283, which states that: "A court of the United States may not grant an injunction to stay proceedings in a State court except as expressly authorized by Act of Congress, or where necessary in aid of its jurisdiction, or to protect or effectuate its judgments." The court hasn't yet issued an order with regards ***** ***** "temporary stay" request, and I'm wondering what the hold up might be. Don't I have a legitimate argument--i.e. that if trial comes and goes in my state case and my motion for injunction has not been decided upon--then the state case has infringed upon the jurisdiction of the federal court decision-making process? Here is a good link: https://m.mayerbrown.com/Files/Publication/8a4fa854-07ee-4347-afe2-89355e0c1ba5/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/23436048-67e8-48c3-8b5f-08a5324f5e97/mayer_brown_canetti_article.pdf
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