Friday, October 26, 2007

People v. Cole (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 26, 2007)

It's been a very slow week for the Ninth Circuit. Only four published opinions during that entire period. But, thankfully, the California Court of Appeal has been picking up the slack.

Including this 96-page missive by Justice Haller. Which, thankfully, is largely unpublished, since the vast majority of it concerns totally case-specific recitations. No reason to kill massive numbers of trees, I figure.

Indeed, besides its sheer (and unusual) length, the only reason to mention the opinion is because it's a case from San Diego and involves a white collar defendant named Kevin Cole. A name that, I can assure you, down here belongs exclusively to notorious felons.