Supreme Court of California - July 2012 Opinion Summaries

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People v. Tully

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Defendant's convictions, inter alia, for murder, assault with intent to commit rape, burglary and sentence of death are affirmed in its entirety on...
07/30/2012 S030402

People v. Villatoro

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a conviction of defendant for various crimes, including rape against multiple victims, trial court's modified instruction of CALCRIM No. 1191 to...
07/30/2012 S192531

People v. Barrett

Supreme Court of California
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Sentencing
Following a nonjury trial in which petitioner was found suitable for civil commitment as a "mentally retarded person" who is a "danger" to herself or...
07/30/2012 S180612

People v. Thomas

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Defendant's convictions, inter alia, of first degree murder and a sentence of death are affirmed in its entirety on an automatic appeal including: 1)...
07/23/2012 S067519

People v. Yarbrough

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
The Court of Appeal's reversal of defendant's conviction for burglary, relying on a footnote in People v. Valencia, 28 Cal.4th 1, 12, which states...
07/19/2012 S192751

People v. Lara

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The Court's of Appeal's judgment directing the trial court to "exercise its discretion under section 1385 to decide whether its order striking...
07/19/2012 S192784

People v. Favor

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's convictions for robbery and attempted murder, on the theory that the nontarget offenses of attempted murder were a natural and probable...
07/16/2012 S189317

People v. Runyan

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a conviction of defendant of murder of a driver while driving intoxicated, circuit court's decision ordering defendant to pay substantial...
07/16/2012 S187804

People v. Riccardi

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
In an automatic appeal of a defendant convicted of first degree murders and sentenced to death, trial court's judgment is affirmed in part and...
07/16/2012 S056842

People v. Bailey

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
After finding insufficient evidence to support a conviction for escape from state prison, an appellate court may not reduce the conviction to attempt...
07/12/2012 S187020