Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinions in People v. Espinoza and People v. Thomas. (Briefs here; oral argument videos here and here.) These will be the last of four opinions in the cases argued in November.

In Espinoza, the court limited the issue to: “Did the Court of Appeal err in ruling that defendant failed to adequately corroborate his claim that immigration consequences were a paramount concern and thus that he could not demonstrate prejudice within the meaning of Penal Code section 1473.7?” (Link added.) Review was granted in September 2021.

Thomas is an automatic direct appeal from a March 2008 judgment of death. The court’s website does not list issues for death penalty appeals. Counsel was appointed in July 2011. Briefing was completed in April 2017.

The opinions can be viewed tomorrow starting at 10:00 a.m.