California Supreme Court to issue opinion in People v. Black

Tomorrow the California Supreme Court will issue its opinion in People v. Black (S126182). Among other issues, the Court will determine whether trial judges or juries should assess the factors that determine whether a person convicted of multiple offenses should be sentenced consecutively or concurrently. Historically, this has been the role of the trial judge. However, whether this practice runs afoul of the Sixth Amendment in light of Cunningham v. California (2007) 127 S.Ct. 856, will be determined tomorrow.

Update 1: The opinion has been issued.  You can read it here.  More later.

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