May 19, 2022 – People v. Parker (Supreme Ct., S113962)

In an automatic appeal from a death sentence, the Supreme Court finds no prejudicial error in the guilt or penalty phase and affirms the judgment. Among other rulings, the court holds that the trial court did not err by prohibiting the disclosure of videos (which were recorded but never broadcast by a third-party television production outfit preparing a documentary-style reality television show about district attorneys) depicting the prosecution team discussing defendant’s case.