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No new cases today

March 31, 2014 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes issued no new cases today, a court holiday.

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Preserving challenges to a trial court’s erroneous denial of for-cause challenges

March 28, 2014 Comments off

Preserving challenges to a trial court’s erroneous denial of for-cause challenges

People v. Black

S206928

“We conclude that Yeoman sets forth the correct standard for a defendant to demonstrate prejudice after properly preserving a claim that the defense used peremptory challenges to cure a trial court’s erroneous denial of one or more for-cause challenges. A defendant must show that the error affected his right to a fair trial and impartial jury. When a defendant uses peremptory challenges to excuse prospective jurors who should have been removed for cause, a defendant’s right to an impartial jury is affected only when he exhausts his peremptory challenges and an incompetent juror, meaning a juror who should have been removed for cause, sits on the jury that decides the case”

 

http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S206928.PDF

No new cases Monday

March 21, 2014 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes will issue no new cases Monday.

No new cases tomorrow

March 19, 2014 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes will issue no new cases tomorrow, Thursday.

No new cases Monday

March 14, 2014 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes will issue no new cases Monday the 17th.

Death Penalty affirmed

March 13, 2014 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes affirm a death penalty verdict:

People v. Montes

S059912

http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S059912.PDF

No new cases Monday

March 7, 2014 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes will issue no new cases Monday, March 10th.