Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinions in People v. Raybon and Natarajan v. Dignity Health.  (Briefs here; oral argument videos here and here.)

Raybon should decide whether 2016’s Proposition 64 — the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” — decriminalized the possession of up to 28.5 grams of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older who are in state prison as well as those not in prison.  The court granted review in August 2019.

In Natarajan, the issue is whether a physician with privileges at a private hospital has the right to disqualify a hearing officer in a proceeding for revocation of those privileges based on an appearance of bias (see Haas v. County of San Bernardino (2002) 27 Cal.4th 1017) or whether the physician must show actual bias.  The court granted review in February 2020.  [Disclosure:  Horvitz & Levy has filed an amicus brief in the case.]

Both cases were argued on the late-May calendar.  Opinions in the last two undecided late-May cases should file on Monday.  After tomorrow, there will be 9 cases left in the summer pipeline.

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