Scales of Justice

Monday, December 31, 2012 – 12:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 – 12:20 p.m.

The highly-publicized Colonies case continues to grind its way through a series of prosecutorial roadblocks this new year.

The final brief in a last minute appeal by prosecutors to the California Supreme Court was filed just before the Christmas holiday.

The court, based upon its case flow and conference schedule could render a decision as soon as the week of January 7.

The government’s move delayed the filing of a long-awaited series of trial court dismissal motions by defense attorneys.

Here is a compilation of publicly-available appeal briefs, which make for interesting reading:

Petition for Review

Answer to Petition for Review

People’s Reply To Answer to Petition for Review