Supreme Court of California Justia
Docket No. S238309M

Briggs v. Brown

Filed 10/25/17
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA
RON BRIGGS,
Petitioner,
v.
EDMUND G. BROWN, JR.,
as Governor, etc., et al.,
S238309
Respondents;
CALIFORNIANS TO MEND, NOT END,
THE DEATH PENALTY, etc.,
Intervener.
____________________________________)
ORDER MODIFYING OPINION,
DENYING PETITION FOR REHEARING, AND DENYING AS MOOT
THE MOTION TO VACATE OR MODIFY STAY FILED BY INTERVENER
CALIFORNIANS TO MEND, NOT END, THE DEATH PENALTY
THE COURT:
The opinion in this matter filed August 24, 2017, and appearing at 3 Cal.5th
808, is modified as follows:
On page 826 of the opinion, the sentence reading, “Physicians and other
licensed health care professionals are protected against disciplinary proceedings for
any actions authorized by statute” is modified to read, “Physicians and other licensed
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health care professionals are protected against disciplinary proceedings for any
actions authorized by section 3604.3.”
On page 829 of the opinion, the phrase that reads “which provided for
(1) postindictment preliminary hearings” is modified to read “which provided for
(1) abolition of the right to postindictment preliminary hearings.”
These modifications do not affect the judgment.
The petition for rehearing is denied. Pursuant to this court’s order of
September 11, 2017, extending the time for granting or denying rehearing, the
decision in this matter is now final.
The Motion to Vacate or Modify Stay filed by intervener Californians to
Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty is denied as moot.
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Opinion Information
Date:Docket Number:
Thu, 10/26/2017S238309M

Parties
1Ron Briggs (Petitioner)
Represented by Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
2050 Main Street
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA

2Ron Briggs (Petitioner)
Represented by Lillian Jennifer Mao
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
1000 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA

3John Van de Kamp (Petitioner)
Represented by Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
2050 Main Street
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA

4John Van de Kamp (Petitioner)
Represented by Lillian Jennifer Mao
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
1000 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA

5Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (Respondent)
Represented by Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Office of the Attorney General
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 11000
San Francisco, CA

6Xavier Becerra (Respondent)
Represented by Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Office of the Attorney General
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 11000
San Francisco, CA

7Kathleen A. Kenealy (Respondent)
Represented by Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Office of the Attorney General
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 11000
San Francisco, CA

8Judicial Council of California (Respondent)
Represented by Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Office of the Attorney General
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 11000
San Francisco, CA

9Does I through XX (Respondent)
10Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66 (Intervener)
Represented by Kent S. Scheidegger
Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
2131 "L" Street
Sacramento, CA

11Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66 (Intervener)
Represented by Charles H. Bell, Jr.
Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP
455 Capitol Mall, Suite 600
Sacramento, CA

12Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66 (Intervener)
Represented by Terry J. Martin
Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP
455 Capitol Mall, Suite 600
Sacramento, CA

13Peace Officers Research Association of California (Amicus curiae)
Represented by David P. Mastagni
Mastagni Holstedt, APC
1912 I Street
Sacramento, CA

14Peace Officers Research Association of California (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Isaac Sean Stevens
Mastagni Holstedt, APC
1912 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA

15Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michele A. Hanisee
Los Angeles County District Attorney
555 West 5th Street, Suite 31101
Los Angeles, CA

16Riverside County Deputy District Attorney Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michele A. Hanisee
Los Angeles County District Attorney
555 West 5th Street, Suite 31101
Los Angeles, CA

17San Diego County Deputy District Attorneys Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michele A. Hanisee
Los Angeles County District Attorney
555 West 5th Street, Suite 31101
Los Angeles, CA

18Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michele A. Hanisee
Los Angeles County District Attorney
555 West 5th Street, Suite 31101
Los Angeles, CA

19Ventura County Prosecutor's Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michele A. Hanisee
Los Angeles County District Attorney
555 West 5th Street, Suite 31101
Los Angeles, CA

20Kern County Prosecutors Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michele A. Hanisee
Los Angeles County District Attorney
555 West 5th Street, Suite 31101
Los Angeles, CA

21Sacramento County Deputy District Attorneys Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michele A. Hanisee
Los Angeles County District Attorney
555 West 5th Street, Suite 31101
Los Angeles, CA

22Yolo County Deputy District Attorneys Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michele A. Hanisee
Los Angeles County District Attorney
555 West 5th Street, Suite 31101
Los Angeles, CA

23Solano County Association of Deputy District Attorneys (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michele A. Hanisee
Los Angeles County District Attorney
555 West 5th Street, Suite 31101
Los Angeles, CA

24Sonoma County Prosecutors' Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michele A. Hanisee
Los Angeles County District Attorney
555 West 5th Street, Suite 31101
Los Angeles, CA

25Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michelle Christina Hribar
Hayes & Ortega, LLP
3625 Ruffin Road, Suite 300
San Diego, CA

26Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Dennis J. Hayes
Hayes & Otega, LLP
3625 Ruffin Road, Suite 300
San Diego, CA

27California Correctional Peace Officers Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Justin Christopher Delacruz
California Correctional Peace Officers Association
755 Riverpoint Drive, Suite 200
West Sacramento, CA

28California Correctional Peace Officers Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Daniel Munroe Lindsay
California Correctional Peace Officers Association
755 Riverpoint Drive - Suite 200
West Sacramento, CA

29California Correctional Peace Officers Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by David Allen Sanders
California Correctional Peace Officers Association
755 Riverpoint Drive, Suite 200
West Sacramento, CA

30California District Attorneys Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Frank C. Meyer, IV
California District Attorneys Association
921 Eleventh Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA

31California District Attorneys Association (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Mark Louis Zahner
California District Attorney Association
921 Eleventh Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA

32Constitutional Law (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Theano Diana Kapur Evangelis
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
333 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

33Constitutional Law (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Matthew Stewart Kahn
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
555 Mission Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA

34Constitutional Law (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Kevin Yeh
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
555 Mission Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA

35Constitutional Law (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Ryan Paul McGinley-Stempel
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
555 Mission Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA

36Innocence Network (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Brett Johnston Williamson
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
610 Newport Center Drive #1700
Newport Beach, CA

37Innocence Network (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Anne M. Steinberg
O'Melveny & Myers
610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1700
Newport Beach, CA

38Innocence Network (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Alix R. Sandman
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
610 Newport Center Drive, 17th Floor
Newport Beach, CA

39Innocence Network (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Matthew T. Kline
O'Melveny & Myers
1999 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA

40Innocence Network (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Susannah K. Howard
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Two Embarcadero Center, 28th Floor
San Francisco, CA

41American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Brett Johnston Williamson
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
610 Newport Center Drive, #1700
Newport Beach, CA

42American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Brett Johnston Williamson
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
610 Newport Center Drive, #1700
Newport Beach, CA

43American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Brett Johnston Williamson
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
610 Newport Center Drive, #1700
Newport Beach, CA

44Habeas Corpus Resource Center (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michael J. Hersek
Habeas Corpus Resource Center
303 Second Street, Suite 400 South
San Francisco, CA

45California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Robert M. Sanger
Sanger Swysen & Dunkle
125 East De La Guerra Street, Suite 102
Santa Barbara, CA

46California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Stephen Kerr Dunkle
Sanger Swysen & Dunkle
125 East De La Guerra Street, Suite 102
Santa Barbara, CA

47California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Thomas H. Speedy Rice
Clarke Johnston Thorp & Rice, APPC
1010 Second Avenue, Suite 1800
San Diego, CA

48California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Melissa Bobrow
Law Office of Melissa Bobrow
1010 Second Avenue, Suite 1800
San Diego, CA

49Death Penalty Focus (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Robert M. Sanger
Sanger Swysen & Dunkle
125 East De La Guerra Street, Suite 102
Santa Barbara, CA

50Death Penalty Focus (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Stephen Kerr Dunkle
Sanger Swysen & Dunkle
02 East De La Guerra
Suite 102
Santa Barbara, CA

51Death Penalty Focus (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Thomas H. Speedy Rice
Clarke, Johnston Thorp & Rice, APPC
1010 Second Avenue, Sutie 1800
San Diego, CA

52Death Penalty Focus (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Melissa Bobrow
Law Office of Melissa Bobrow
1010 Second Avenue, Suite 1800
San Diego, CA

53Crime Victims United of California (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Nina S. Ashford
Crime Victims United of California
11400 Atwood Road
Auburn, CA

54Offices of the Federal Public Defenders for the Central and Eastern Districts of California (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Hilary Lee Potashner
Office of the Federal Public Defender
Central District of California
321 East Second Street
Los Angeles, CA

55Offices of the Federal Public Defenders for the Central and Eastern Districts of California (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Heather Erica Williams
Office of the Federal Public Defender
Eastern District of California
801 I Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA

56Orange County District Attorney (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Holly Marie Woesner
Office of the District Attorney
P.O. Box 808
Santa Ana, CA

57Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County, and Nine Other Associations (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Michele A. Hanisee
Los Angeles County District Attorney
555 West 5th Street, Suite 31101
Los Angeles, CA

58California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment (CASE) (Amicus curiae)
Represented by Patrick J. Whalen
Law Offices of Brooks Ellison
1201 K Street, Suite 1960
Sacramento, CA


Disposition
Aug 24 2017Opinion filed

Dockets
Nov 9 2016Petition for writ of mandate/prohibition with request for stay filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn Petitioner: John Van de KampAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn
Nov 9 2016Retained for consideration (mandate/prohibition)
Nov 16 2016Received:
Amended proof of service for petition for writ of mandate. Ron Briggs, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel John Van de Kamp, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel
Nov 16 2016Received:
Original verification for petition for writ of mandate. Ron Briggs, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel John Van de Kamp, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel
Nov 16 2016Order filed
Because the petition for extraordinary relief in Briggs and Van de Kamp v. Brown et al. (S238309), filed on November 9, 2016, names the Judicial Council of California as a party, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, as Chair of the Judicial Council, and Associate Justice Ming Chin, as Vice-Chair of the Judicial Council, are disqualified from participating in the matter under Canon 3E(5)(e)(i) of the California Code of Judicial Ethics, and are hereby recused.
Nov 17 2016Application for stay denied
The court is in receipt of the petition for extraordinary relief and request for immediate stay or injunctive relief filed by petitioners Ron Briggs and John Van de Kamp on November 9, 2016. To the extent petitioners seek to stay any action by the Secretary of State to certify the election results with respect to Proposition 66 on the November 8, 2016 ballot, that stay request is denied. The request for a stay of enforcement of Proposition 66 before the election results are certified (Elec. Code § 15501, subd. (b)), is denied as unnecessary. Petitioners may renew their motion for a stay or other relief if and when the certified results establish that Proposition 66 has been approved by the voters. Cantil-Sakauye, C.J., and Chin, J., were recused and did not participate.
Nov 17 2016Note:
Dec 19 2016Motion filed
Motion for Leave to File Amended and Renewed Petition for Extraordinary Relief and [Proposed] Amended and Renewed Petition for Extraordinary Relief, Including Writ of Mandate and Request for Immediate Injunctive Relief. Ron Briggs, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Van de Kamp, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel
Dec 19 2016Received:
Amended and Renewed Petition for Extraordinary Relief, Including Writ of Mandate and Request for Immediate Injunctive Relief. Immediate Stay or Injunctive Relief Requested Preventing Enforcement of Proposition 66 Ron Briggs, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Van de Kamp, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel
Dec 19 2016Exhibit(s) lodged
Petitioners' Appendix of Exhibits in Support of Amended and Renewed Petition for Writ of Mandate and Request for Immediate Stay or Injunctive Relief.
Dec 19 2016Received:
Petitioner's Motion for Judicial Notice in Support of Petition for Writ of Mandate. Ron Briggs, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Van de Kamp, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel
Dec 20 2016Stay order filed
Petitioners' "Motion for Leave to File Amended and Renewed Petition for Extraordinary Relief, " filed on December 19, 2016, is granted. The Clerk is directed to file the "Amended and Renewed Petition for Extraordinary Relief, " and "Petitioner's Motion for Judicial Notice in Support of Petition for Writ of Mandate, " received on December 19, 2016. In order to provide time for further consideration of the amended petition for writ of mandate and to permit the filing and consideration of papers in opposition to the petition, the implementation of all provisions of Proposition 66, approved by the voters on November 8, 2016, as certified by the Secretary of State on December 16, 2016, is hereby stayed. Respondents must serve and file their preliminary oppositions to the petition no later than January 9, 2017. Petitioners may serve and file a reply to the oppositions no later than January 23, 2017. Cantil-Sakauye, C.J., and Chin, J., were recused and did not participate.
Dec 20 2016Petition for writ of mandate/prohibition with request for stay filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn Petitioner: John Van de KampAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn Amended and Renewed Petition for Extraordinary Relief, Including Writ of Mandate and Request for Immediate Injunctive Relief. Immediate Stay or Injunctive Relief Requested Preventing Enforcement of Proposition 66
Dec 20 2016Request for judicial notice filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn Petitioner: John Van de KampAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn Petitioner's Motion for Judicial Notice in Support of Petition for Writ of Mandate
Dec 20 2016Note:
12/20/2016 order faxed to all parties
Jan 9 2017Motion filed
Motion to Intervene in Opposition to Petitioners' Petition Seeking Relief to Prevent Enforcement of Proposition 66. Declarations of Charles H. Bell, Kermit Alexander, McGregor W. Scott in Support of Motion to Intervene. Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Interveners. Kent S. Scheidegger, Retained counsel.
Jan 9 2017Received:
Complaint in Intervention in Opposition to the Petitioners' Petition for Writ of Mandate. Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Interveners. Kent S. Scheidegger, Retained counsel.
Jan 9 2017Order filed
Good cause appearing, pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 8.68, the time in which to respond to the "Motion to Intervene in Opposition, " filed by Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66 on January 9, 2017, is shortened. Oppositions to the motion, if any, must be served and filed no later than 10 a.m. on January 13, 2017. Cantil-Sakauye, C.J. and Chin, J., were recused and did not participate.
Jan 9 2017Note:
Jan. 9, 2017 order faxed to all parties.
Jan 9 2017Preliminary opposition to writ petition filed
Respondent: Edmund G. Brown, Jr.Attorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda Respondent: Kathleen A. KenealyAttorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Jan 9 2017Preliminary opposition to writ petition filed
Respondent: Judicial Council of CaliforniaAttorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Jan 9 2017Received:
Application for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief and (Proposed) Brief of Amicus Curiae in Opposition to Petition for Extraordinary Relief. By: David P. Mastagni, counsel for amicus curiae Peace Officers Research Association of California.
Jan 9 2017Received:
Application for Permission to File Amicus Curiae Brief (And Brief) in Support of Respondents Jerry Brown, Governor of California, Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California, California's Judicial Council, and Does I-XX. By: Michele Hanisee, counsel for amicus curiae Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County, and Nine Other Associations Representing Deputy District Attorneys.
Jan 10 2017Received:
Preliminary Opposition of Intervenor Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No On Prop. 62, Yes on Prop.66 to the Petition for Extraordinary Relief. By: Kent S. Scheidegger, Counsel
Jan 10 2017Received:
Intervenor's Motion for Judicial Notice in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Mandate. By: Kent S. Scheidegger, counsel for Intervenors Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66.
Jan 12 2017Opposition filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn Petitioner: John Van de KampAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn (Petitioners' Opposition to Motion to Intervene)
Jan 17 2017Received:
Intervener's Reply to Petitioners' Opposition to Motion to Intervene. Supplemental Declaration of Charles H. Bell, Jr. in Support of Proposed Intervener's Reply. Intervener's Exhibits in Support of Charles H. Bell, Jr.'s Declaration. NOTE: (Court awaiting Application for Leave to File Reply to Petitioners' Opposition to Motion to Intervene)
Jan 18 2017Application filed
For leave to File Reply to Petitioner's Opposition to Motion to InterveneCalifornians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Interveners. Terry J. Martin, Retained counsel.
Jan 23 2017Reply to preliminary opposition filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn Petitioner: John Van de KampAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn
Feb 1 2017Order to show cause issued
The court on its own motion substitutes Xavier Becerra, in his official capacity as Attorney General, as respondent in place of Kamala Harris, in her official capacity as former Attorney General. The "Application for Leave to File Reply to Petitioner's Opposition to Motion to Intervene Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 387(a), " filed on January 18, 2017, is granted. The Clerk is directed to file the reply, the supplemental declaration of Charles H. Bell, and the appendix of exhibits, all received on January 17, 2017. The "Motion to Intervene in Opposition to Petitioner's Petition Seeking Relief to Prevent Enforcement of Proposition 66, " filed by Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66 on January 9, 2017, is granted. The Clerk is directed to file the declarations in support of the motion and the "Complaint in Intervention in Opposition to the Petitioners' Petition for Writ of Mandate, " all received on January 9, 2017, and the "Preliminary Opposition of Intervenor Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66 to the Petition for Extraordinary Relief, " and "Intervenor's Motion for Judicial Notice in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Mandate, " both received on January 10, 2017. Petitioners' "Motion for Judicial Notice in Support of Petition for Writ of Mandate, " filed on December 20, 2016, is granted. The Clerk is directed to file the "Petitioner's Appendix of Exhibits, " received on December 20, 2016. Intervenor's "Motion for Judicial Notice in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Mandate, " filed on January 13, 2017, is granted. Jerry Brown, Governor of the State of California, Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of California, and the Judicial Council of California are ordered to show cause before this court, when the matter is called on calendar, why the relief sought by petitioners should not be granted. The implementation of all provisions of Proposition 66 is hereby stayed pending the court's decision in this matter. (People ex rel. S.F. Bay etc. Com. v. Town of Emeryville (1968) 69 Cal.2d 533, 537.) Respondents' and Intervenor's returns must be served and filed on or before February 27, 2017. Petitioners may serve and file a reply to the returns on or before March 20, 2017. Any application to file an amicus curiae brief, accompanied by the proposed brief, must be served and filed on or before March 30, 2017. Any reply to an amicus brief must be served and filed on or before April 6, 2017. The court does not anticipate granting any extensions of time regarding the due dates set forth above. Cantil-Sakauye, C.J., and Chin , J., were recused and did not participate. Votes: Corrigan, A.C.J., Werdegar, Liu, Cuéllar and Kruger, JJ.
Feb 1 2017Filed:
Intervener's Reply to Petitioners' Opposition to Motion to Intervene Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Interveners. Terry J. Martin, Retained counsel. (See Feb. 1, 2017 Order)
Feb 1 2017Filed:
Supplemental Declaration of Charles H. Bell, Jr. in Support of the Proposed intervener's Reply to Petitioners' Opposition to Motion to Intervene. Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Interveners. Terry J. Martin, Retained counsel. (See Feb. 1, 2017 Order)
Feb 1 2017Filed:
Interveners' Appendix of Exhibits in Support of Charles H. Bell, Jr.'s Declaration in Support of the Proposed Intervener's Reply to Petitioners' Opposition to Motion to Intervene. Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Interveners. Terry J. Martin, Retained counsel. (See Feb. 1, 2017 Order)
Feb 1 2017Filed:
Complaint in Intervention in Opposition to the Petitioners' Petition for Writ of Mandate. Declaration of Charles H. Bell, Jr. in Support of Motion to Intervene. Declaration of Kermit Alexander in Support of Motion to Intervene. Declaration of McGregor W. Scott in Support of Motion to Intervene. Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Interveners. Kent S. Scheidegger, Retained counsel. (See Feb. 1, 2017 Order.)
Feb 1 2017Filed:
Preliminary Opposition of Intervenor Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty-No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66 to the Petition for Extraordinary Relief. Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Interveners. Kent S. Scheidegger, Retained counsel. (See Feb. 1, 2017 Order.)
Feb 1 2017Request for judicial notice filed
Intervener: Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66Attorney: Kent S. Scheidegger (Intervenor's Motion for Judicial Notice in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Mandate.) (See Feb. 1, 2017 Order.)
Feb 2 2017Order filed
The order filed on February 1, 2017, is hereby amended in part as follows. Paragraph Four is amended to read in its entirety: Petitioners' "Motion for Judicial Notice in Support of Petition for Writ of Mandate, " filed on December 20, 2016, is granted. The Clerk is directed to file the "Petitioner's Appendix of Exhibits, " lodged on December 19, 2016. Paragraph Five is amended to read in its entirety: Intervenor's "Motion for Judicial Notice in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Mandate" is granted. Cantil-Sakauye, C.J., and Chin, J., are recused and did not participate.
Feb 27 2017Written return filed
Respondent: Edmund G. Brown, Jr.Attorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda Respondent: Xavier BecerraAttorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Feb 27 2017Written return filed
Respondent: Judicial Council of CaliforniaAttorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Mar 1 2017Received:
Intervenor's Return to Order to Show Cause Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Intervener Charles H. Bell, Retained counsel (Untimely; to court for permission to file.)
Mar 1 2017Written return filed
Intervener: Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66Attorney: Charles H. Bell (Filed With Permission)
Mar 20 2017Request for extension of time filed
To File Replies to Amicus BriefsCalifornians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Intervener Kent S. Scheidegger, Retained counsel
Mar 20 2017Traverse filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn Petitioner: John Van de KampAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn "Further Reply in Support of Petition for Extraordinary Relief."
Mar 20 2017Received:
Motion for Judicial Notice John Van de Kamp, Petitioner Ron Briggs, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel (Missing Proof of Service)
Mar 21 2017Received:
Proof of Service for Petitioner's Motion for Judicial Notice
Mar 21 2017Request for judicial notice filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn Petitioner: John Van de KampAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn
Mar 22 2017Extension of time denied
The application of interveners filed on March 20, 2017, for an extension of time to file replies to amicus briefs, is denied. Please be advised that the provisions of rule 8.25(b)(3) of California Rules of Court do not apply. (See California Rules of Court, rule 8.25(b)(4).)
Mar 27 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
1) By Michelle Hribar, counsel for amicus curiae Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association, in support of respondents. (Application contained within brief)
Mar 30 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
2) By Justin Dela Cruz, counsel for amicus curiae California Correctional Peace Officers Association, in support of respondents. (Application contained within brief.)
Mar 30 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
3) By Mark Zahner, counsel for amicus curiae California District Attorneys Association, in support of respondents. (Application contained within brief.)
Mar 30 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
4) By Theano Evangelis, counsel for Constitutional Law, in support of petitioners. (Application contained within brief.)
Mar 30 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
5) By Brett J. Williamson, counsel for amici curiae The Innocence Network, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, and American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties, in support of petitioners. (Application contained within brief.)
Mar 30 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
6) By Michael Hersek, counsel for amicus curiae Habeas Corpus Resource Center, in support of petitioners. (Application contained within brief.)
Mar 30 2017Filed:
Letter, dated March 24, 2017, from Ms. Von der Ahe Rayburn, counsel for petitioners, informing the court of the death of petitioner John Van de Kamp.
Mar 30 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
7) By Robert Sanger, counsel for amicus curiae California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and Thomas Speedy Rice for amicus curiae Death Penalty Focus, in support petitioners. (Application contained within brief.)
Mar 30 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
8) By Nina Besselman, counsel for amicus curiae Crime Victims United of California, in support of respondents. (Application contained within brief.)
Mar 30 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
9) Offices of the Federal Public Defenders for the Central and Eastern Districts of California, in support of petitioners. (Brief under separate cover.)
Mar 30 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
10) Orange County District Attorney, in support of respondents and intervener. (Application contained within brief.)
Mar 30 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
11) By Michele Hanisee, counsel for Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County, and Nine Other Associations, in support of respondents. (Application contained within brief.)
Mar 30 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and Death Penalty Focus for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of petitioners is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney: Robert M. Sanger Amicus curiae: Death Penalty Focus
Mar 30 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of respondents is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers AssociationAttorney: Dennis J. Hayes
Mar 30 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of Crime Victims United of California for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of respondents is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Crime Victims United of CaliforniaAttorney: Nina S. Ashford
Mar 30 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of California Correctional Peace Officers Association for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of respondents is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Mar 30 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of Offices of the Federal Public Defenders for the Central and Eastern Districts of California for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of petitioners is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Offices of the Federal Public Defenders for the Central and Eastern Districts of CaliforniaAttorney: Hilary Lee Potashner
Mar 30 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of Constitutional Law for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of petitioners is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Constitutional LawAttorney: Theano Diana Kapur Evangelis
Mar 30 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of The Innocence Network, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, and American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of petitioners is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Innocence NetworkAttorney: Brett Johnston Williamson Amicus curiae: American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California Amicus curiae: American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California Amicus curiae: American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties
Mar 30 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of Habeas Corpus Resource Center for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of petitioners is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Habeas Corpus Resource CenterAttorney: Michael J. Hersek
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: California Correctional Peace Officers AssociationAttorney: Justin Christopher Delacruz
Mar 30 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County, and Nine Other Associations Representing Deputy District Attorneys for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of respondents is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County, and Nine Other AssociationsAttorney: Michele A. Hanisee
Mar 30 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of California District Attorneys Association for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of respondents is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: California District Attorneys AssociationAttorney: Mark Louis Zahner
Mar 30 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of Orange County District Attorney for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in support of respondents and intervener is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Orange County District AttorneyAttorney: Holly Marie Woesner
Apr 3 2017Application to file amicus curiae brief filed
By Patrick J. Whalen, counsel for amicus curiae California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Offices in State Employment (CASE), in support of neither party. (Application contained within brief) (Filed pursuant to CRC 8.25(b))
Apr 3 2017Order filed
The above entitled matter is retitled as follows: RON BRIGGS, Petitioner, v. EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., as Governor, etc. et al., Respondents; CALIFORNIANS TO MEND, NOT TO END THE DEATH PENALTY, etc., Intervener.
Apr 3 2017Received:
Letter received, dated March 24, 2017 from Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn, counsel for Petitioners informing the Court that Petitioner John Van de Kamp has passed away; March 14, 2017.(Duplicate. Refer to line 730)
Apr 6 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment (CASE) for permission to file an amicus curiae brief is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
Apr 6 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment (CASE)Attorney: Patrick J. Whalen
Apr 6 2017Response to amicus curiae brief filed
Respondent: Edmund G. Brown, Jr.Attorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda Respondent: Xavier BecerraAttorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Apr 6 2017Response to amicus curiae brief filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn
Apr 6 2017Response to amicus curiae brief filed
Intervener: Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66Attorney: Kent S. Scheidegger
Apr 13 2017Justice pro tempore assigned
Hon. Raymond J. Ikola Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three
Apr 13 2017Justice pro tempore assigned
Hon. Andrea L. Hoch Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
May 8 2017Oral argument letter sent
Dear Counsel: Please be advised that the court could set this case for argument within the next few months. Schedules showing the court's oral argument dates and locations for the next twelve months can be found at http://www.courts.ca.gov/supremecourt.htm by clicking on "calendars, " and then accessing the "Oral Argument Calendar Dates" documents. Any counsel who believes good cause exists to avoid scheduling oral argument for a particular date (including counsel who, before receiving this letter, have previously asked to avoid certain dates) should inform the court within 7 calendar days of receiving this letter with a detailed explanation for such cause. Thereafter, counsel must immediately update the court on an ongoing basis as additional conflicts constituting good cause may arise. Examples of conflicts previously found to constitute good cause to avoid scheduling argument on any particular date include significant health-related issues; prepaid and nonrefundable travel arrangements booked in advance of the court's notification regarding oral argument; and significant family events such as marriage. Examples of conflicts previously found not to constitute good cause include scheduled trial and hearing dates in lower courts; conflicting professional seminars, meetings, or conventions; and planned significant family events that do not conflict with the actual dates on which argument might be held. Once the court files an order setting this case for oral argument, that date will not be changed absent exceptional cause, such as a medical emergency. Immediately upon filing of the calendar setting this case for argument, the court will send counsel an email communication with (1) a copy of that document; (2) an appearance sheet, upon which counsel must provide the names of the attorney or attorneys who will present argument, along with further instructions governing any request to divide argument time; and (3) a general notice regarding appearance for oral argument before the court. If a party wishes to bring to the court's attention new authorities, new legislation, or other matters that were not available in time to be included in the party's brief on the merits, the party must comply with California Rules of Court, rules 8.630(d) and 8.520(d).
May 17 2017Case ordered on calendar
To be argued on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., in Los Angeles.
May 18 2017Case ordered on calendar
To be argued on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., in Los Angeles. ** First amended calendar issued this date. Please note that People v. Page (Timothy Wayne), S230793 is to be called and continued to the September 2017 calendar.
May 22 2017Application filed
Letter, dated May 19, 2017, from Isaac Stevens, counsel for Amicus Curiae Peace Officers Research Association of California, requesting Court to consider PORAC's application for leave to file amicus brief and proposed amicus brief submitted January 9, 2017.
May 23 2017Application filed
Application to divide oral argument time. Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Intervener, Kent S. Scheidegger, Retained counsel. Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Respondent Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda, AG staff Xavier Becerra, Respondent Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda, AG staff Kathleen A. Kenealy, Respondent Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda, AG staff Judicial Council of California, Respondent Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda, AG staff
May 24 2017Permission to file amicus curiae brief granted
The application of Peace Officers Research Association of California for permission to file an amicus curiae brief is hereby granted. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.520(f).)
May 24 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Peace Officers Research Association of CaliforniaAttorney: Isaac Sean Stevens
May 24 2017Order filed
The request of counsel for respondents in the above-referenced cause to allow two counsel to argue on behalf of respondents at oral argument is hereby granted. The request of respondents to allocate to Jose A. Zelidon-Zepeda 20 minutes and Kent S. Scheidegger 10 minutes of respondents' 30-minute allotted time for oral argument is granted.
Jun 1 2017Filed:
"Petitioner's Corrected Request for Judicial Notice in Support of Further Reply in Support of Petition for Extraordinary Relief" Ron Briggs, Petitioner Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn, Retained counsel
Jun 1 2017Request for judicial notice granted
The request for judicial notice, filed on March 21, 2017, is granted.
Jun 6 2017Cause argued and submitted
Jun 9 2017Supplemental briefing ordered
The court requests that the parties serve and file supplemental letter briefs addressing the following question: Whether the authorization of an appeal to the Court of Appeal from the decision of a superior court on an initial capital habeas corpus petition (Pen. Code, § 1509.1, subd. (a)) conflicts with the grant of appellate jurisdiction to this court "when judgment of death has been pronounced" (Cal. Const., art. VI, § 11, subd. (a); see id., § 12, subd. (d)). Amici curiae that have filed briefs in this matter may also file supplemental briefs addressing the above question if they so choose. All initial briefs addressing the above question must be served and filed simultaneously on or before June 19, 2017. Any reply to the supplemental briefs must be served and filed on or before June 29, 2017. Counsel shall submit all supplemental briefs by e-mail to Jorge.Navarrete@jud.ca.gov, attaching the document as a PDF, followed by service and filing of hard copies. No extensions will be granted. The cause remains submitted as of June 7, 2017. Cantil-Sakauye, C.J., and Chin, J., were recused and did not participate.
Jun 12 2017Order filed
The order filed on June 9, 2017, ordering supplemental briefing is amended in part as follows. Paragraph Two is amended as to the last sentence to read: The cause remains submitted as of June 6, 2017.
Jun 14 2017Supplemental brief filed
Amicus curiae: Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers AssociationAttorney: Dennis J. Hayes Attorney: Michelle Christina Hribar By Amicus Curiae Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association.
Jun 16 2017Note: Mail returned and re-sent
Supplemental briefing order to Stephen Kerr Dunkle, Counsel for Death Penalty Focus, Amicus curiae
Jun 19 2017Supplemental brief filed
Intervener: Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66Attorney: Kent S. Scheidegger
Jun 19 2017Supplemental brief filed
Amicus curiae: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney: Robert M. Sanger Amicus curiae: Death Penalty FocusAttorney: Robert M. Sanger
Jun 19 2017Supplemental brief filed
Amicus curiae: Constitutional LawAttorney: Theano Diana Kapur Evangelis
Jun 19 2017Supplemental brief filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn
Jun 19 2017Supplemental brief filed
Respondent: Edmund G. Brown, Jr.Attorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda Respondent: Xavier BecerraAttorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Jun 19 2017Supplemental brief filed
Amicus curiae: Peace Officers Research Association of CaliforniaAttorney: David P. Mastagni
Jun 20 2017Change of contact information filed for:
Stephen Dunkle from 233 East Carrillo Street, Suite 102 to 125 East De La Guerra,
Jun 29 2017Reply to supplemental brief filed
Intervener: Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66Attorney: Kent S. Scheidegger
Jun 29 2017Received:
Supplemental Letter Brief of Amicus Curiae Habeas Corpus Resource Center.
Jun 29 2017Reply to supplemental brief filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn
Jun 29 2017Reply to supplemental brief filed
Amicus curiae: Peace Officers Research Association of CaliforniaAttorney: David P. Mastagni
Jun 29 2017Reply to supplemental brief filed
Respondent: Edmund G. Brown, Jr.Attorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda Respondent: Xavier BecerraAttorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Aug 23 2017Notice of forthcoming opinion posted
To be filed on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Aug 23 2017Order filed
The order filed on April 3, 2017 amending the order title is corrected as follows: RON BRIGGS, Petitioner, v. EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., as Governor, etc. et al., Respondents; CALIFORNIANS TO MEND, NOT END, THE DEATH PENALTY, etc., Intervener.
Aug 24 2017Opinion filed
We discharge the order to show cause, and deny the amended and renewed petition for a writ of mandate and injunctive relief. Majority Opinion by Corrigan, A. C. J. -- joined by Werdegar, Liu, Kruger, and Hoch*, JJ. Concurring Opinion by Liu, J. -- joined by Werdegar, Kruger, and Hoch*, JJ. Concurring and Dissenting Opinion by Cuéllar, J. -- joined by Ikola**, J. * Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, assigned by the Chief Justice pursuant to article VI, section 6 of the California Constitution. ** Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, assigned by the Chief Justice pursuant to article VI, section 6 of the California Constitution.
Sep 8 2017Rehearing petition filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn
Sep 11 2017Time extended to consider modification or rehearing
The time for granting or denying rehearing in the above-entitled case is hereby extended to and including November 22, 2017, or the date upon which rehearing is either granted or denied, whichever occurs first.
Sep 18 2017Motion filed
Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66, Intervener Kent S. Scheidegger, Retained counsel
Sep 18 2017Answer to rehearing petition filed
Intervener: Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66Attorney: Kent S. Scheidegger
Oct 25 2017Rehearing denied; opinion modified
ORDER MODIFYING OPINION, DENYING PETITION FOR REHEARING, AND DENYING AS MOOT THE MOTION TO VACATE OR MODIFY STAY FILED BY INTERVENER CALIFORNIANS TO MEND, NOT END, THE DEATH PENALTY THE COURT: The opinion in this matter filed August 24, 2017, and appearing at 3 Cal.5th 808, is modified as follows: On page 826 of the opinion, the sentence reading, "Physicians and other licensed health care professionals are protected against disciplinary proceedings for any actions authorized by statute" is modified to read, "Physicians and other licensed health care professionals are protected against disciplinary proceedings for any actions authorized by section 3604.3." On page 829 of the opinion, the phrase that reads "which provided for (1) postindictment preliminary hearings" is modified to read "which provided for (1) abolition of the right to postindictment preliminary hearings." These modifications do not affect the judgment. The petition for rehearing is denied. Pursuant to this court's order of September 11, 2017, extending the time for granting or denying rehearing, the decision in this matter is now final. The Motion to Vacate or Modify Stay filed by intervener Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty is denied as moot.
Oct 25 2017Letter sent to counsel: opinion now final

Briefs
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers AssociationAttorney: Dennis J. Hayes
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: California Correctional Peace Officers AssociationAttorney: Justin Christopher Delacruz
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County, and Nine Other AssociationsAttorney: Michele A. Hanisee
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: California District Attorneys AssociationAttorney: Mark Louis Zahner
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Offices of the Federal Public Defenders for the Central and Eastern Districts of CaliforniaAttorney: Hilary Lee Potashner
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney: Robert M. Sanger Amicus curiae: Death Penalty Focus
Apr 6 2017Response to amicus curiae brief filed
Respondent: Edmund G. Brown, Jr.Attorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda Respondent: Xavier BecerraAttorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Habeas Corpus Resource CenterAttorney: Michael J. Hersek
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Innocence NetworkAttorney: Brett Johnston Williamson Amicus curiae: American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California Amicus curiae: American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California Amicus curiae: American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties
May 24 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Peace Officers Research Association of CaliforniaAttorney: Isaac Sean Stevens
Apr 6 2017Response to amicus curiae brief filed
Intervener: Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66Attorney: Kent S. Scheidegger
Apr 6 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment (CASE)Attorney: Patrick J. Whalen
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Crime Victims United of CaliforniaAttorney: Nina S. Ashford
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Orange County District AttorneyAttorney: Holly Marie Woesner
Mar 1 2017Written return filed
Intervener: Californians to Mend, Not End, the Death Penalty - No on Prop. 62, Yes on Prop. 66Attorney: Charles H. Bell
Feb 27 2017Written return filed
Respondent: Judicial Council of CaliforniaAttorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Mar 30 2017Amicus curiae brief filed
Amicus curiae: Constitutional LawAttorney: Theano Diana Kapur Evangelis
Feb 27 2017Written return filed
Respondent: Edmund G. Brown, Jr.Attorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda Respondent: Xavier BecerraAttorney: Jose Alfonso Zelidon-Zepeda
Apr 6 2017Response to amicus curiae brief filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn
Mar 20 2017Traverse filed
Petitioner: Ron BriggsAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn Petitioner: John Van de KampAttorney: Christina Marie Von Der Ahe Rayburn
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