On Monday morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Burgos. (Briefs here; oral argument video here.)

The case was a grant-and-hold for a death penalty appeal. When the court unheld the case in October 2022, it limited the issue to: “Does the provision of Penal Code section 1109 governing the bifurcation at trial of gang enhancements from the substantive offense or offenses apply retroactively to cases that are not yet final?” More about the case here.

This will be the last of six opinions for cases argued in March. Additional argued but undecided cases are the six on the April calendar (opinions expected by July 1), the nine on the early-May calendar (opinions expected by August 5), and the nine cases on the late-May calendar (opinions expected by August 19, except for the opinion in Castellanos v. State of California, where submission of the case has been delayed, apparently for responses to amicus curiae briefs).

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