(1) straight outta the 2nd reversed denial of romero and anyway the sentence was cruel and unusual under california constitution … so so so much good languagein this won [sic intended]: “For these reasons, no reasonable person could agree thatthe sentence imposed on Avila was just. Avila’s prior strikeswere remote and committed when he wasContinue reading “I’M SORRY 3 REVERSALS WAIT WHAT?!”
1stDist. People v Hall (Nov. 24, 2020) A157868 Pot plain view in a car. burnt ashes and plastic baggie. Cop didn’t say if baggie was in a knot or open. cop didn’t say if he smelled burnt or unburnt pot. Reversed. No PC. H&S 11362.3 was not a justification. no evidence that the bag wasContinue reading “New pot case 1538.5. Reversed!”
Case on the 20th. In re Edgerrin, Fourth District, D076461. I summarized my feelings on instagram. Glad for the good law. Sad for the remedy. Sad for society that we can’t just call that intentional racism. Glad at least to see a mention of race. Sad it’s in the concurrence.
Well isn’t this pretty. Sixth District (way to go Lori Quick of SDAP), held yesterday in Lopez, H046618, that if someone is on probation that means his case is not “final” for purposes of retroactivity of an ameliorative law…i.e. he gets the benefit of the new law. This one was for transportation of weed, convictionContinue reading “A nice one 6th district; finality and retroactivity for transportation of some weed”
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