Tuesday, November 11, 2014

People v. Gonzalez (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Oct. 20, 2014)

No opinions from the Ninth Circuit this morning.  And nothing from the Court of Appeal.  Enjoy your Veterans Day.

But there's still some interesting reading from a little while ago.  For example, I'm not going to recite the facts that ultimately resulted in a case over which the California Supreme Court ultimately granted review.  If only because children might stumble across this blog.

But for the adults amongst us, go ahead and read the second paragraph of this opinion by the California Supreme Court, which briefly recite the underlying facts of the case.  It's a conviction that arises from an event that transpired during the early evening of June 25, 2010 on a public sidewalk in downtown San Diego.

And ask yourself:  What was the defendant possibly thinking when he did this?

Celebrate today's holiday in style.  But let's be careful out there.