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This article is now current through March 31, 2019
We will be updating it soon – usually every 1-2 weeks.

Meanwhile, be sure to check the California Supreme Court Docket by visiting its official web page. The Court has also made available both Published and Unpublished Opinions granted review (external links).

 

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Appeals
Forfeiture of Claim Based on Change in the Law Updated: 10/17/2018
Areas of Constitutional Law
IAC for Failure to Investigate and Appellate Review of IAC Claim Updated: 8/22/2018
Areas of Constitutional Law
Bail and the Ability to Pay Updated: 5/23/2018
Areas of Constitutional Law
Denial of Bail Updated: 5/23/2018
Areas of Constitutional Law
Confrontation Right - Computer Monitor Blocked Defendant's View of Witness Updated: 11/15/2017
Areas of Constitutional Law
Constitutional Right to Privacy and Psychotherapist Requirement to Report Clients Who Watch Child Pornography Updated: 5/10/2017
Areas of Constitutional Law
Double Jeopardy Updated: 12/18/2013
Civil Commitments
Prop. 47--Reduction of Underlying Offense for Mentally Disordered Offender Updated: 6/13/2018
Crimes
Natural and Probable Consequences Doctrine--Attempted Premeditated Murder Updated: 3/13/2019
Crimes
Accessory After the Fact for Refusing to Testify Updated: 7/11/2018
Crimes
Attempted Kidnapping Lesser Included Offense of Kidnapping Updated: 4/11/2018
Crimes
Burglary Tools--Pliers Updated: 3/14/2018
Delinquency
Challenge to Juvenile Court's Failure to Expressly Declare Offense a Felony or Misdemeanor Updated: 12/19/2018
Evidence
Hearsay--Use of Drug Database to Identify Drugs Updated: 9/12/2018
Evidence
Prop. 47--Determining Value of Access Card Information Updated: 6/13/2018
Evidence
Sufficiency of Evidence to Support Robbery-Murder Special Circumstance Updated: 4/10/2018
Evidence
Exclusion of Recorded Confidential Communications Updated: 7/26/2017
Evidence
Discovery Updated: 10/22/2012
Habeas Corpus
Seeking Franklin Hearing via Habeas Updated: 3/20/2019
Habeas Corpus
Request to Answer Question of State Law--Habeas Deadlines Updated: 5/25/2015
Jury Trial
"Kill Zone" Instruction Updated: 1/16/2019
Jury Trial
Harmless Error Analysis When Jury Instructed on Legally Incorrect Theory Updated: 10/17/2018
Jury Trial
Prejudicial Error for Failure to Instruct That Special Circumstance Required Aider and Abettor Intended to Kill Updated: 10/10/2018
Jury Trial
Whether Eye Witness Identification Instruction (CALCRIM No. 315) Violates Defendant's Due Process Rights Updated: 10/10/2018
Misconduct
Prosecutorial Misconduct--Improper Vouching for Correctional Officers Updated: 11/28/2018
Pleadings
Trial Court Permission to Consolidate Pleadings Updated: 1/30/2019
Pleadings
Prop. 47--Charging Both Shoplifting and Theft Updated: 11/28/2018
Pretrial Motions
Retroactivity of Mental Health Pretrial Diversion Program Updated: 3/13/2019
Pretrial Motions
Disclosure of Internal Brady List and Pitchess Procedure Updated: 1/2/2019
Pretrial Motions
Bail Conditions on Felony Defendants Updated: 4/25/2018
Pretrial Motions
Pretrial Discovery in Criminal Case--Facebook Updated: 1/17/2018
Probation & Parole
Electronics Search Condition--Juvenile Updated: 4/10/2019
Probation & Parole
Electronics Search Condition--Adult Updated: 4/10/2019
Probation & Parole
Probation--Finality of Judgment for Purposes of Applying Change in Law Updated: 3/20/2019
Probation & Parole
Standard in Youth Offender Parole Hearings Updated: 1/16/2019
Probation & Parole
Knowledge Requirement for No-Contact Probation Conditions Updated: 6/29/2016
Probation & Parole
Probation Condition -- Residence Updated: 11/5/2012
Right to Counsel
Appointed Counsel for Misdemeanant for People's Appeal Updated: 2/28/2018
Search and Seizure
Consent to Warrantless Blood Sample Based on Vehicle Code Sections Updated: 1/2/2019
Search and Seizure
Community Caretaking Exception Fourth Amendment Updated: 4/25/2018
Search and Seizure
Search of Vehicle for ID Updated: 1/25/2017
Sentencing
Imposition of PC 12022.53(e) Enhancements Not Pleaded Updated: 3/13/2019
Sentencing
Prop. 47--"Some Connection or Relationship" Test for Forgery and Identity Theft Updated: 3/13/2019
Sentencing
Prop 47--Identity Theft Updated: 1/2/2019
Sentencing
Prop. 47--Reclassifying Receiving a Stolen Vehicle (PC 496d) Updated: 11/20/2018
Sentencing
Prop.47--Direct Application Where Offense Occurred Before Prop. 47 Enacted, But Trial/Sentencing Occurred After Effective Date Updated: 10/31/2018
Sentencing
Prop. 47 -- Taking a Vehicle Updated: 8/15/2018
Sentencing
Victim Restitution -- Home Security System Updated: 2/12/2018
Sentencing
Prop. 47--Validity of Gang Participation Conviction After Underlying Felony is Reduced to Misdemeanor Updated: 3/1/2017

 

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