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No new cases today

September 21, 2017 Leave a comment

The Cal. Supremes issued no new cases today.

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No new cases today

September 18, 2017 Leave a comment

The Cal. Supremes will issue no new cases today.

No new cases tomorrow

September 13, 2017 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes will issue no new cases tomorrow.

No cases today

September 11, 2017 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes issued no new cases today.

No new cases this week

September 7, 2017 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes have issued, and will issue, no new cases this week.

Death penalty reversed for invalid penalty phase jury waiver

August 31, 2017 Comments off

Death penalty reversed for invalid penalty phase jury waiver

“Based on the opinions that follow, the judgment of death is reversed because Daniels’s waiver of his right to jury trial on penalty was invalid. The sentence of death in connection with the conviction of second degree murder (count 21) is vacated as unauthorized, and the superior court is directed to issue an amended judgment as to this conviction reflecting the appropriate sentence of 15 years to life. The judgment in all other respects is affirmed, including the judgment of guilt as to all counts tried, the true findings of special circumstances, and all convictions entered by way of guilty plea. The case is remanded for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion.
“The lead opinion of Justice Cuéllar, joined by Justice Werdegar and Justice Liu, expresses the opinion of the entire court on all issues except part II.D (Knowing and Intelligent Waiver of the Right to Jury Trial). Justice Liu writes a concurrence to the lead opinion, which Justice Cuéllar signs. Justice Corrigan dissents from part II.D of the lead opinion in an opinion joined by Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye and Justice Chin. Justice Kruger issues an opinion concurring in part with, and dissenting in part from, part II.D of the lead opinion.”

People v. Daniels

S095686

http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S095868.PDF

No new criminal cases Monday

August 25, 2017 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes will issue no new criminal cases Monday.