Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinions in People v. Lamb and People v. Arellano. (Briefs here; oral argument videos here and here.)

Lamb is an automatic direct appeal from an August 2008 judgment of death. The court’s website does not list issues for death penalty appeals. Counsel was appointed in March 2012. Briefing was completed in April 2016.

In Arellano, the court is expected to decide: When a defendant obtains resentencing of a conviction under Penal Code section 1172.6, subdivision (e), is the trial court permitted to impose not only the target offense or underlying felony, but also corresponding enhancements? The court granted review in March 2023. More about the case here.

These will be the third and fourth of nine opinions for cases argued on the early-May calendar. Opinions in the remaining five cases are expected by August 5. Additional argued but undecided cases are the nine on the late-May calendar (opinions expected by August 19, except for the opinion in Castellanos v. State of California, which, because of post-argument briefing, isn’t expected until August 29), and the seven on the June calendar (opinions expected by August 29).

The opinions in Lamb and Arellano can be viewed tomorrow starting at 10:00 a.m.