Monday, November 19, 2018

County of San Diego v. Commission on State Mandates (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Nov. 19, 2018)

We're slowing coming to the Thanksgiving break, so you'll likely see a trickle of published appellate cases from the Ninth Circuit and California Court of Appeal as we head into Turkey Thursday.

Meanwhile, check out the new format of today's California Supreme Court opinion.  As contrasted to the old format.

Like it?  Hate it?  Indifferent?

I'm not sure whether this is the "new normal" or merely a one off.  But if it's the former, I'm sure we'll get used to it.

Or maybe we're just changing things up for the holidays.  Time will tell.

Meanwhile, today's opinion is a pretty clear win for the counties -- and a loss for the state -- which will get more money to help pay for SVP proceedings.  Though precisely how much will be decided only on remand.

Still.  Unanimous opinion today.

With a funky newlook.