February 3, 2017

Summary of February 1, 2017 conference report for civil cases

The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been granted, (2) review has been denied but one or more justices has voted for review, or (3) the Court has ordered depublished an opinion of the Court of Appeal.

Review Granted


Order to Show Cause Issued

Briggs v. Brown, S238309 – Order to Show Cause Issued  – February 1, 2017

In this original proceeding, the Court ordered respondents Jerry Brown, Governor of the State of California; Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of California; and the Judicial Council of California to show cause why the relief sought by petitioners should not be granted.

This case presents issues regarding the validity of the Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016 (Prop. 66, Gen. Elec. (Nov. 8, 2016)).

Review Denied (with dissenting justices)




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