Sep. 1, 2023 – People v. Lashon (1st Dist., Div. 3, A163074)

The Court of Appeal holds that appellant forfeited her claim that the trial court exhibited implicit racial bias towards her trial counsel, in violation of the California Racial Justice Act (PC 745), by failing to file a motion under the CRJA in the trial court “before judgement was entered.” In so holding, the court notes that the CRJA became effective more than four months before appellant’s trial and “was made applicable to all cases then pending in the trial courts.”