I recently spoke about the Supreme Court with Jeff Lewis and Tim Kowal on their California Appellate Law Podcast. It’s the podcast’s episode 53.

We talked about all sorts of Supreme Court topics, including the Guardianship of Saul H. (2022) 13 Cal.5th 827 case that I briefed and argued (see here), possible reasons for Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye’s decision to retire, the decline in the court’s productivity (see here), the Chief’s strong stand against immigration arrests at state courthouses under the former president’s administration (see here), how the Chief sometimes assigns herself to author opinions in controversial cases (see here), criticism of the court’s failure to explain its denials of some of former Governor Jerry Brown’s clemency recommendation requests (see here), criticism of Governor Gavin Newsom choice to appoint instead of nominate Judge Kelli Evans to be an associate justice (see here), and what we might expect from the court under the leadership of a Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero (see here).