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May 17, 2022

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Panel Attorney: Heather Shallenberger

The Court of Appeal remanded for resentencing in light of two amendments (Senate Bill No. 567 (2021-2022 Reg. Sess.) and Assembly Bill No. 124 (2021-2022 Reg. Sess.)) to Penal Code section 1170, which limited the court’s ability to impose a sentence exceeding the middle term and created a presumption in favor of the low term under certain circumstances.

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Recent Opinions & Review Grants

Short summaries of recent published opinions issued by the California Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and Appellate Divisions – and recent review grants issued by the California Supreme Court – in criminal, juvenile, and civil commitment cases.

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Pending Issues & Legislation

Information on pending issues in the California and United States Supreme Courts and on new and pending legislation in the California Legislature.

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Latest Panel Alerts

May 2, 2022

May 2022 Bulletin: FDAP’s Website

Here at FDAP, our goal is to make our website a go-to resource for everything related to First District appellate practice. We’d… more

April 8, 2022

Mat Zwerling – in memoriam

Matthew (Mat) Zwerling, co-founder of  the First District Appellate Project (FDAP) and Executive Director for many years, passed away on… more

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