The Supreme Court will hear only three oral arguments in October.

The court will still be hearing the arguments remotely, as it has since April 2020.  (See herehereherehere, and here.)  The arguments will be live streamed, as all arguments have been since May 2016.

On Monday, October 3, the court will hear the following cases (with the issue presented as summarized by court staff or limited by the court itself):

In re D.N.: Did the trial court improperly delegate its authority to the probation department and violate the minor’s due process rights by permitting the probation department to offer the minor community service hours “to work off any alleged probation violations”? The court granted review in July 2021.

People v. Delgadillo: When it granted review in February 2021, the court limited the issues to: What procedures must appointed counsel and the Courts of Appeal follow when counsel determines that an appeal from an order denying postconviction relief lacks arguable merit? Are defendants entitled to notice of these procedures?

People v. Tacardon: Was defendant unlawfully detained when the arresting officer used his spotlight to illuminate defendant’s parked car and then directed a passenger who exited the car to remain outside and stay on the sidewalk near the car? The court granted review in October 2020.


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October oral arguments moved up a week