Monday, May 07, 2018

People v. Reed (Cal. Supreme Ct. - May 7, 2018)

The California Supreme Court affirms the death sentence for two murders in Compton that occurred in 1996 -- and a sentences imposed in 1999.

Not exactly extraordinarily speedy review.

Four years to even appoint counsel for the appeal.  Thirty-eight extensions of time to file appellant's opening brief.  Briefing concluded in 2013, with a decision in 2018.

Not a rush to judgment, for sure.