Death penalty affirmed

January 26, 2017 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes affirmed another death penalty case

People v. Winbush

S117489

http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S117489.PDF

No new criminal cases Monday

January 20, 2017 Comments off

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

One rape = two convictions

January 19, 2017 Comments off

One rape = two convictions

People v. White

S228049

http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S228049.PDF

We must decide whether a jury properly convicted defendant Billy Charles White of both rape of an intoxicated person under Penal Code section 261, subdivision (a)(3), and rape of an unconscious person under Penal Code section 261, subdivision (a)(4)(A), when the convictions were based on the same act.   Consistent with our recent holding involving oral copulation, we conclude that “the two statutory subdivisions at issue here describe different offenses, and defendant may properly be convicted of, although not punished for, both.”  (People v. Gonzalez (2014) 60 Cal.4th 533, 535 (Gonzalez).)

Coming tomorrow

January 18, 2017 Comments off

Tomorrow the Cal. Supremes will issue an opinion in the following case:

PEOPLE v. BILLY CHARLES WHITE
S228049 (D060969; San Diego County Superior Court – SCD228290)
Argued in Sacramento 11-02-16

This case presents the following issue: Was defendant properly convicted of both rape of an intoxicated person and rape of an unconscious person for a single act of sexual intercourse?

No new cases last Monday

January 18, 2017 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes issued no new cases last Monday.

No new cases tomorrow

January 11, 2017 Comments off

The Cal. Supremes will issue no new cases tomorrow.

No new cases Monday

January 6, 2017 Comments off

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