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Idrees v. Barr - filed April 30, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 15-71573
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Corporations Law
There is no single legal definition of the term "public office". The fact that a body serves an advisory function does not preclude it from being a public office.

Brown v. Pacifica Foundation, Inc. - filed April 29, 2019, First District, Div. Four
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 2032
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Criminal Law and Procedure
The Department of Corrections' creation of a screening and referral process that excludes from parole consideration more than a third of otherwise eligible inmates based on their in-prison conduct is at odds with the clear language of the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act's amendment of the California constitution. The act mandates that these prisoners receive parole consideration if they have been convicted of a nonviolent felony and have served the full term of their primary offense.

In re McGhee - filed April 29, 2019, First District, Div. Four
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 2038
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Criminal Law and Procedure
Manufacturing methamphetamine in an unprofessional laboratory is inherently dangerous for the purpose of the second degree felony-murder rule.

In re White - filed April 30, 2019, Fourth District, Div. Two
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 2042
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Criminal Law and Procedure
A bail bondman waived any challenge to defects in the proceedings preliminary to the taking of bail, including setting bail, when it assumed its obligations at the time of the execution of the bond.

People v. Accredited Surety & Casualty Company - filed April 29, 2019, Third District
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 2060
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