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Did True Finding on PC 12022.53, subd. (d) Enhancement Render People v. Chun (2009) 45 Cal.4th 1172 Error Harmless Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The court issued an order to show cause why relief should not be granted on the ground that the jury's true finding on the Penal Code section 12022.53, subdivision (d) enhancement did not render the People v. Chun (2009) 45 Cal.4th 1172 error harmless beyond a reasonable doubt. The jury’s true finding on a firearm enhancement (Pen. Code, § 12022.53, subd. (d))…

Case: In re Ferrell (2023) 14 Cal.5th 593
Case Number: S265798
Updated: April 6, 2023
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When Does AG Have Duty to Disclose Brady Material During Habeas Proceedings

When a habeas petitioner claims not to have received a fair trial because the district attorney failed to disclose material evidence in violation of Brady v. Maryland (1963) 373 U.S. 83--and when the Attorney General has knowledge of, or is in actual or constructive possession of, such evidence--what duty, if any, does the Attorney General have to acknowledge or disclose that evidence…

Case: In re Jenkins (2023) ___ Cal.5th ___
Case Number: S267391/B301638
Updated: March 27, 2023
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Request to Answer Question of State Law–Habeas Deadlines

The California Supreme Court granted the Ninth Circuit's request for the court to decide a question of California law. The question presented, as phrased in the request, is: When a state habeas petitioner has no good cause for delay, at what point in time is that state prisoner's petition, filed in a California court of review to challenge a lower…

Case: Robinson v. Lewis (2020) 9 Cal.5th 883
Case Number: S228137
Updated: July 20, 2020
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