March 1, 2013

Suspended-corporations, parole-hearings opinions filing Monday

The Supreme Court will file two opinions Monday morning.

In Bourhis v. Lord, argued (sort of) in December, the court will decide whether, when a corporation’s corporate status is suspended due to nonpayment of taxes at the time it files a notice of appeal, the appeal can proceed if the corporation thereafter revives its status even if it does not do so until the time for filing the notice of appeal has expired. The opinion will be filed on the last day of the 90-day time period to file opinions after argument.

In In re Vicks, argued in January, the court will decide whether Penal Code section 3041.5, as amended by the “Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008: Marsy’s Law,” which decreased the frequency of parole consideration hearings, can be applied to life inmates convicted before the effective date of the amendments without violating the ex post facto clauses of the state and federal Constitutions.

The opinions can be viewed online beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday.

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