There's a lot in this lengthy opinion about Confrontation Clause issues, the SVP statute, and a wide variety of other interesting things. A reader could learn a lot from it. Wholly beyond the issue of whether the elderly Mr. Landau, who's a pedophile, should now be released because his age and other circumstances (including his prostate surgery) means he's currently unlikely to reoffend.
(To give you a sense of Mr. Landau's age, the factual recitation in the opinion begins by saying "Sid S. (Sid) met appellant in 1969, when Sid was eight years old and went
to a Boys’ Club basketball game where appellant was the score keeper. Shortly
thereafter, appellant . . . took Sid to a drive-in theater to see “101 Dalmatians.”)
I'll only specifically mention a couple of very brief, non-doctrinal, factual statements that I found of particular interest:
(1) "[Dr. Park] Dietz said pedophilia is a lifelong condition and its onset usually occurs
when the individual (usually a male) is eight to 12 years old." Wow. I didn't know it started that early.
(2) "Dr. Park Dietz, a forensic psychiatrist, was retained by the district attorney
and was paid approximately $90,000 at the rate of $600 an hour." Wow. That's a lot of money.