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Oral Argument
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.

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(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.