Read Justice Goodwin Liu’s dissent in People v. Cruz Santos
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.
In the second, Liu protested that the court should have considered an appeal from two marijuana growers sentenced to life for a killing a jury found they did not personally commit. Read what he said below.