Read Justice Goodwin Liu’s dissent in the Joseph H. case
Lengthy dissents from orders denying review are rare on the California Supreme Court. During the last several months, Justice Goodwin Liu, a former law professor, has written two lengthy dissents from the majority’s refusal to hear cases.
The first, in October, protested the court’s vote against hearing a case in which a 10-year-old was deemed capable of waiving his right to remain silent. Read what he said below.