The following cases are placed upon the calendar of the Supreme Court for hearing at its courtroom in the Ronald M. George State Office Complex, Earl Warren Building, 350 McAllister Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, California, on January 3 and 4, 2018.

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Wednesday, January 3
9:00 A.M.

(1)  Regents of the University of California et al. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County (Katherine Rosen, Real Party in Interest), S230568 (justice pro tempore to be assigned)
#16-23  Regents of the University of California et al. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County (Katherine Rosen, Real Party of Interest), S230568.  (B259424; 240 Cal.App.4th 1296; Superior Court of Los Angeles County; SC108504.)  Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate.  This case presents the following issue:  Do California public institutions of higher education and their employees have a duty of care to their students while in the classroom to warn them of and protect them from foreseeable acts of violence by fellow students?

(2)  Newport Harbor Ventures, LLC et al. v. Morris Cerullo World Evangelism et al., S239777 (Raye, A. P. J., assigned justice pro tempore)
#17-98  Newport Harbor Ventures, LLC et al. v. Morris Cerullo World Evangelism et al., S239777.  (G052660; 6 Cal.App.5th 1207; Superior Court of Orange County; 30-2013-00665314.)  Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a special motion to strike.  This case presents the following issues:  (1) May a motion to strike under the anti-SLAPP statute be brought against any claim in an amended complaint, including claims that were asserted in prior complaints?  (2) Can inconsistent claims survive an anti-SLAPP motion if evidence is presented to negate one of the claims? 

(3)  People v. Buza (Mark), S223698 (Perluss, J., assigned justice pro tempore)
#15-12  People v. Buza (Mark), S223698.  (A125542; 231 Cal.App.4th 1446; Superior Court of San Francisco County; 207818.)  Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed a judgment of conviction of criminal offenses.  This case presents the following issue:  Does the compulsory collection of a biological sample from all adult felony arrestees for purposes of DNA testing (Pen. Code, §§ 296, subd. (a)(2)(C); 296.1, subd. (a)(1)(A)) violate the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution or article I, section 13, of the California Constitution?

1:30 P.M.

(4)  People v. DeHoyos (Veronica Lorraine), et al., S228230 (Needham, Jr., J., assigned justice pro tempore)
#15-171  People v. Dehoyos (Veronica Lorraine), et al., S228230.  (D065961; 238 Cal.App.4th 363; Superior Court of San Diego County; SCD252670.)  Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed a judgment of conviction of a criminal offense.  This case presents the following issue:  Does the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act [Proposition 47] (Gen. Elec. (Nov. 4, 2014)), which made specified crimes misdemeanors rather than felonies, apply retroactively to a defendant who was sentenced before the Act’s effective date but whose judgment was not final until after that date?

(5)  In re Vicente Benavides Figueroa on Habeas Corpus, S111336 [Automatic Appeal] (justice pro tempore to be assigned)
This matter is an automatic appeal from a judgment of death.

(6)  People v. Daveggio (James Anthony) and Michaud (Michelle Lyn), S110294 [Automatic Appeal] (Pollak, J., assigned justice pro tempore)
This matter is an automatic appeal from a judgment of death.