Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinions in National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter v. City of Hayward and People v. Miles. (Briefs here; oral argument videos here.)
The National Lawyers Guild case raises the issue whether the California Public Records Act permits a public agency to shift the cost of redacting exempt information from electronic records to the party making the request for the records although the cost of redaction cannot be required for paper records. The court granted review in December 2018. There are seven amicus curiae briefs in the case.
Miles is an automatic direct appeal from a February 2000 judgment of death. The court’s website does not list issues for such cases. However, the focus of oral argument was on a Batson/Wheeler question, which has been a hot button issue for the court. The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. filed an amicus curiae brief. Amicus briefs are unusual in death penalty appeals.
The opinions can be viewed tomorrow starting at 10:00 a.m.