The California Supreme Court today granted review of ACSOL’s successful lawsuit in both the trial and appellate courts which challenged regulations issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) that, in effected, prohibit anyone convicted of a sex offense from receiving the benefits of Prop. 57. In today’s decision to grant review, the Court stated that the submission of additional briefings in the case is “deferred pending further order of the court.”
Including today’s decision, the California Supreme Court has granted review of four cases which challenge CDCR’s Prop. 57 regulations. The lead Prop. 57 case is In re Gadlin (S254599), which has been fully briefed to the Court. The total number of briefs submitted in the Gadlin case include briefs submitted by ACSOL as well as a group of 19 social science and law scholars. The Court has not yet scheduled oral arguments in the Gadlin case and is not expected to make a decision in that case without oral arguments.
“Thousands of registrants continue to be denied the benefits of Prop. 57 due to repeated appeals submitted by CDCR,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “We hope that the Court will soon decide the ultimate fate of CDCR’s regulations.”