Jun. 2, 2022 – Deputy District Attorneys v. Gascon (2nd Dist., Div. 7, B310845)

The Association of Deputy District Attorneys for LA County (ADDA) sought a writ of mandate and preliminary injunction related to several Special Directives adopted by the District Attorney prohibiting prosecutors, in relevant part, from alleging prior strikes. The Court of Appeal agrees with the ADDA that the Three Strikes Law requires prosecutors to plead prior strikes, but disagrees with the ADDA’s position that prosecutors are required to prove them. Note: The same panel also decided Nazir v. Superior Court (B310806).