Today the motions panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit followed up on its order expediting the appeal in Perry v. Schwarzenegger with an order expediting the appeal filed by officials of Imperial County, California. Imperial County officials, including the Deputy County Clerk, has sought to intervene in defense of Proposition 8 in Perry, but Judge Walker denied their motion. They have appealed both his denial of their effort to intervene as well as the case itself. Under today’s order, the two cases will be calendared together. Hat tip to Lyle Denniston who has more here.