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Williams v. Superior Court of Orange County, G036362

In a case discussing discovery motions pursuant to Pitchess v. Superior Court, 11 Cal.3d 531 (1974), a peremptory writ of mandate is issued directing the superior court to set aside its order denying defendant's motion for discovery of police records, and hold an in camera hearing at which it determines whether disclosure of any material in a "Sealed Declaration of Counsel" would violate defendant's constitutional rights or statutory rules of privilege.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/30/2006
  • Published 06/30/2006



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Deborah A. Kwast, Public Defender, Thomas Havlena, Chief Deputy Public Defender, Kevin Phillips, Assistant Public Defender and Donald E. Landis, Jr., Deputy Public Defender, for Petitioner., Jack L. White, City Attorney, and Moses W. Johnson, IV, Deputy City Attorney for Real Party in Interest., Rockard J. Delgadillo, City Attorney, Claudia McGee Henry, Assistant City Attorney, and Kim Rodgers Westhoff, Deputy City Attorney as Amicus Curiae for The League of California Cities, on behalf of Real Party in Interest City of Anaheim.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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