Supreme Court Oral Argument
Tuesday March 02, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Supreme Court Oral Arguments for March 2, 2021

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All opinions are now posted.



(1) In re Caden C., S255839
View Argument | Opinion filed 5-27-21

The court limited review to the following issues:  (1) What standard of review governs appellate review of the beneficial parental relationship exception to adoption? (2) Is a showing that a parent has made progress in addressing the issues that led to dependency necessary to meet the beneficial parental relationship exception? 

(2)  People v. Lemcke (Desirae Lee) et al., S250108
View Argument | Opinion filed 5-27-21

This case presents the following issue:  Does instructing a jury with CALCRIM No. 315 that an eyewitness’s level of certainty can be considered when evaluating the reliability of the identification violate a defendant’s due process rights? 

(3)  People v. Scully (Robert Walter), [Automatic Appeal], S062259
View Argument | Opinion filed 5-24-21 

This matter is an automatic appeal from a judgment of death.