Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Vargas.  (Briefs here; oral argument video here.)  It will be the first opinion in cases on the early-May calendar.

When the opinion files, there will be 22 cases left in the court’s summer pipeline.  (Not counting Legislature of the State of California v. Padilla, in which the court might atypically issue an opinion on an urgent basis without oral argument.)

Vargas is an automatic direct appeal from an October 2001 judgment of death.  The court’s website does not list issues for such cases.  Counsel was appointed in July 2006.  Briefing was completed in June 2013.

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