January 9, 2013
The Supreme Court periodically holds its monthly oral argument sessions at law schools. Most recently, it did so at UC Davis’s law school. Next month, the court is making a shorter road trip to another law school — taking the two-mile trek to the University of San Francisco School of Law for one day of its two-day February calendar. Among the three arguments the school will be hosting is one high-profile case, about medical marijuana dispensaries.
The February 6 oral argument schedule at the court’s San Francisco courtroom is not available yet. On February 5, the court will hear the following cases (with the issue presented as stated on the court’s website):
City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patient’s Health and Wellness Center, Inc.: This case presents issues concerning preemption, under federal or state law, of local ordinances regulating or banning the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries and related activities, and standing to challenge such ordinances.
People v. Clancey: Did the trial court’s actions in this matter constitute an unlawful judicial plea bargain rather than a lawful indicated sentence?
People v. Williams: [This is an automatic appeal from a December 1992 judgment of death. The court's website does not list issues for such appeals.]