Tuesday March 02, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Supreme Court Oral Arguments for March 2, 2021
Counsel will appear remotely and courtroom seating for the press will be strictly limited to achieve appropriate distancing. The public will continue to have access to argument via livestreaming on the judicial branch website: https://www.courts.ca.gov.
(1) In re Caden C., S255839
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
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
This matter is an automatic appeal from a judgment of death.