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Death Penalty affirmed

October 30, 2014 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes affirmed another death penalty case today.

People v. Adams

S118045

http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S118045.PDF

Coming tomorrow; another death penalty case

October 29, 2014 Comments off

Coming tomorrow at 10:

 

PEOPLE v. ADAMS (MARCUS DORWIN)

S118045 (Los Angeles County Superior Court – BA181702)

Argued in San Francisco 9-03-14

 

This matter is an automatic appeal from a judgment of death.

No cases Monday

October 24, 2014 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes will issue no new cases Monday.

No new cases today

October 23, 2014 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes issued no new cases today.

OK to convict for both oral cop of an unconscious person and oral cop of an intoxicated person

October 20, 2014 Comments off

OK to convict for both oral cop of an unconscious person and oral cop of an intoxicated person

People v. Gonzalez

S207830

“In this case we are asked to decide whether a defendant may, consistently with Penal Code section 954, be convicted of both oral copulation of an unconscious person (§ 288a, subd. (f)) and oral copulation of an intoxicated person (id., subd. (i)) based on the same act. The Court of Appeal understood our decision in People v. Craig (1941) 17 Cal.2d 453 (Craig) as precluding multiple convictions in these circumstances and vacated defendant’s conviction for oral copulation of an intoxicated person. We conclude that Craig is distinguishable, the two statutory subdivisions at issue here describe different offenses, and defendant may properly be convicted of, although not punished for, both. (§ 654; see People v. Vargas (2014) 59 Cal.4th 635, 637 [multiple prior convictions arising out of a single act against a single victim cannot constitute multiple strikes under “Three Strikes” law].)”

http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S207830.PDF

New case coming Monday

October 17, 2014 Comments off

Coming Monday:

 

PEOPLE v. GONZALEZ (RAMON FULGENCIO)

S207830 (D059713; San Diego County Superior Court – SCD 228173)

Argued in San Francisco 9-03-14

 

This case presents the following issue: Was defendant properly convicted of both oral copulation of an unconscious person and oral copulation of an intoxicated person? (See People v. Craig (1941) 17 Cal.2d 453.)

No new cases tomorrow

October 15, 2014 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes will issue no new cases tomorrow.