Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinions in Gund v. County of Trinity and Protecting Our Water & Environmental Resources v. County of Stanislaus, which were both argued in June.  (Briefs here; oral argument videos here and here.)

Opinions in the other two undecided June calendar cases (which will be the last two left in the summer pipeline) — United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria v. Newsom and Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority — are expected on Monday, retiring Justice Ming Chin’s last day on the court.

Gund is one of the rare cases — and especially rare civil cases — in which the court granted review on its own motion; it did so in August 2018.  The court limited the issue to:  “Were plaintiffs engaged in active law enforcement and limited to workers’ compensation for their injuries (Lab. Code, § 3366) when a deputy sheriff asked them to check on a neighbor who made a 911 call and the officer allegedly misrepresented the potential danger of the situation?”

The Protecting Our Environment case will decide whether the issuance of a well permit pursuant to state groundwater well-drilling standards is a discretionary decision subject to review under the California Environmental Quality Act (Pub. Resources Code, § 21000 et seq.) or a ministerial action not subject to review.  The court granted review in November 2018.

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