I am sorry to say that the California Supreme Court has accepted the State’s petition to review the Court of Appeals decision in People v. Rinehart, which has the effect of de-publishing the decision such that it may no longer be cited to lower courts. We do not yet have a copy of the order, which is reported here:
This means that the opening brief before the Supreme Court must be within filed thirty days (Cal. Rules Ct. 8.520), potentially as early as February 20th. (The precise date should be available after we see the order with a filed date on it.)
James L. Buchal
Her is a link to The New 49ers site where a Memo from my attorney can be viewed about the situation.