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Name: In re Ramirez
Case #: B144665
Opinion Date: 06/15/2001
Division: 3
Citation: 89 Cal.App.4th 1312

Appellant petitioned the appellate court for a writ of habeas corpus relieving him of any further probationary supervision in a misdemeanor case. He contended that due to court unification, a habeas petition is properly filed in the appellate court because since there is only one court, the superior court, it would be impermissible for one superior court judge to overrule the decision of another. The appellate court denied the petition without prejudice to its being refiled in the superior court. Although appellate jurisdiction to review decisions of the superior court is vested only in the appellate courts, the superior courts have original jurisdiction in habeas corpus proceedings.