Jan. 12, 2023 – People v. Superior Court (Cortez) (6th Dist., H049188)

In a writ proceeding, the Court of Appeal holds that suspected “kites” contained within an envelope sent by a jail inmate to his attorney were not protected by the attorney-client privilege, where most or all of the suspected kites originated from other inmates and were addressed to people other than the attorney. The court reasons that “putting something in an envelope addressed to an attorney does not automatically render the item privileged.”