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If you would like to see the Industry's index of cases, it is
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CASE NAME/LOCALE, YEAR
TRIAL JUDGE/COMMISSIONER
LAW SCHOOL
QUESTIONS RAISED
MATERIALS AVAILABLE
Arizona, 1992
Lester L. Penterman
Personal service of ticket (required in AZ)
Appellate decision
John Allen, San Diego, 2001
Ronald L. Styn, Stanford Univ.
Overall control of system
Trial court decision
Fairfax, VA, 2001; Seattle, 2009

Various
Opening brief (Motion in Limine)
Culver City, 2003
Ralph A. Amado, San Fernando Valley College of Law
Various
Settled Statement
WeHo, 2003
Hugh M. Bobys, UCLA
Various
Trial transcript
Neill, Sacramento, 2003
Jean R. Brown, Pro Tem, McGeorge, Univ. of Pacific
Approach Speed, Due Process
Trial transcript, opening brief
Bohl, Sacramento, 2004
Raoul M. Thorbourne, Loyola, LA
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision, article
Hawthorne, 2005
John R. Johnson, USC, LA
Identity
Trial transcript
Fischetti (# 1), Costa Mesa, 2005
Mark J. Sheedy, Univ. of Wyoming
Warning ticket requirement, overall control of system
Appellate Div. decision.  (See later Supreme Court decision in Gray, below.)
Briefs, etc.
Smith, West Hollywood, 2006
(New entry as of Jul. 2010)

Admissibility of evidence
(hearsay / confrontation)
Appellate Div. decision
Moore, Sacramento, 2006
Deborah R. Schulte, Pro Tem, McGeorge, Univ. of Pacific
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation)(calibration)
Appellate Div. decision.
Opening brief
Nagai, Los Alamitos, 2007
Kenneth I. Schwartz, Pepperdine
Illegal contract (Def. # 10 - B)
Trial court decision
Anna V., Santa Ana, 2008
Glenn Mondo, Loyola, LA
Warning ticket requirement, inspection, calibration, guidelines
Appellate Div. decision. (See later Supreme Court decision in Gray, below.)
Trial court decision, brief
No name, no city, 2008

Taping, illegal contract (Def. # 10 - B)
Trial 'transcript' by defendant
Franco, Fullerton, 2008
Allen K. Stone, Glendale Univ.
Illegal contract (Defect # 10 - B)
Appellate Div. decision.
Opening brief, City's motions & petitions attempting to overturn
Fischetti (# 2), Santa Ana, 2008
Glenn Mondo, Loyola, LA Warning ticket requirement
(Defect # 6)
Formerly-published Appellate Div. decision.  (See later Supreme Court decision in Gray, below.)
Williams, Culver City, 2009
Pamela S. Davis, Southwestern
Mixed signal lights (Def. # 7)
Appellate Div. decision
Melendez-Diaz, Massachusetts (US Supreme Court), June 2009
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) US Supreme Court Decision, article
Graham, Sacramento, 2009
Christopher Longaker, Hastings
Lack of substantial evidence (no photo of light - ACS camera)
Appellate Div. decision.
Opening brief
Lori A. & Murray, Santa Ana, 2009
Kenneth I. Schwartz, Pepperdine Illegal contract (Def. # 10 - B), public announcement
Trial court decision
Bullock, San Mateo, 2009
Susan L. Greenberg, Hastings
Illegal contract (Def. # 10 - B)
Appellate Div. decision, attorney's request for publication
Lopez, Daly City, 2009
Joseph K. Allen, Lincoln Univ.
Illegal contract (Def. # 10 - B)
Appellate Div. decision.
Briefs
Schmidt, San Mateo, 2009
Susan L. Greenberg, Hastings Warning signs, control of system by private co., prejudicial error
Article about Appellate Div. decision, opening brief.  (See later Supreme Court decision in Gray, below.)
Singh, Newark, Jan. 2010
John C. Porter, Boalt Hall
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision.
Opening brief
Mustapha B., Santa Ana, Jan. 2010
Daniel M. Ornelas, Univ. of San Diego
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision
Romero, Santa Ana, Jan. 2010
Daniel M. Ornelas, Univ. of San Diego Warning ticket requirement
(Defect # 6)
Appellate Div. decision.  (See later Supreme Court decision in Gray, below.)
Paul B., San Mateo, Mar. 2010
Susan L. Greenberg, Hastings Illegal contract, inspection, calibration, yellow light length
Appellate Div. decision.
Opening brief, city's response brief
Blankenship, Emeryville, May 2010
Geoffrey N. Carter, St. Louis Univ.
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision.
Opening brief
Khaled, Santa Ana, May 2010
Daniel M. Ornelas, Univ. of San Diego Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation)
Published** Appellate Div. decision.
Statement on appeal, opening brief, letters opposing publication
Durney, Millbrae, Jun. 2010
Susan L. Greenberg, Hastings
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision.
Opening brief, filing by police department
Foley, San Juan Capistrano, June 2010
Lyle Robertson, Western State University, Fullerton
Photo quality, admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision.
Notice of Appeal, Proposed Statement on Appeal, opening brief
Park, Santa Ana, Jul. 2010
Daniel M. Ornelas, Univ. of San Diego Warning ticket requirement
(Defect # 6)
Published Appellate Div. decision.  (See later Supreme Court decision in Gray, below.)
Settled statement, opening brief, City's amicus brief, letters opposing and supporting publication
8 City of San Diego Cases, Aug. 2010
Karen A. Riley, Western State University, Fullerton
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Trial court decision.
Points & authorities, People's opposition, closing brief
Calhoon, 7 Santa Ana Cases, Aug. 2010
Peter J. Wilson, Rhodes Univ., South Africa
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Trial court decision.
Briefs, motions
Bevacqua, Bakersfield, Dec. 2010
Charles Brehmer, Valparaiso
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision
Soriano, Santa Ana, Dec. 2010
Carmen Luege, UCLA
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision.
Trial court decision, trial court decision after reconsideration, Proposed Statement on Appeal, opening brief
Macias, Victorville, Dec. 2010
Patrick L. Singer, Ohio State
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision.
Trial transcript, Statement on Appeal, opening brief
MRCA, 2010

See Class Actions, below
Fields, Lancaster, May 2011
Robert A. McSorley, Univ. of Washington
Warning ticket
requirement
(Defect # 6)
Appellate Div. decision.  (See later Supreme Court decision in Gray, below.)
Trial court's (pre-printed) Order Overruling Objections to Admissibility of Documentary Evidence, transcript (including pre-printed testimony by Deputy), opening brief
Daugherty, Napa, May 2011
Stephen T. Kroyer, Western State University, Fullerton
Illegal contract (Def. # 10 - B) Published Appellate Div. decision.
Briefs
Chew, Daly City, June 2011
Susan Jakubowski, Santa Clara Univ.
Illegal contract (Def. # 10 - B) Appellate Div. decision, after rehearing.
Statement on Appeal, request for stay
7 San Mateo County cases (Millbrae & Menlo Park), June 2011
Susan L. Greenberg, Hastings, Susan Jakubowski, Santa Clara Univ. Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decisions.
Briefs
Bullcoming, New Mexico (US Supreme Court), June 2011

Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) US Supreme Court decision, article, explanation
Kung, Newark, June 2011
David Byron, Pro Tem, Armstrong College, Berkeley
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision, after rehearing.
Appellant's petition for transfer to District Court of Appeal, appellant's request for publication.  (These documents show the many possible steps in an appeal.)
Billings, Costa Mesa, Jul. 2011 Max B. De Liema, Loyola, LA
Prosecutorial authority
Appellate Div. decision
Peter G, Santa Ana, Oct. 2011
Carmen Luege, UCLA Prosecutorial authority Appellate Div. decision
Dyrek, Santa Ana, Aug. 2011
Carmen Luege, UCLA Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision
EH, Santa Ana, Aug. 2011
Clarence "Clancy" Haynes, Western State University, California
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Appellate Div. decision
Gray, Culver City, 2011 - 2014
Lawrence Cho, Rutgers Univ.
Warning ticket requirement
(Defect # 6)
Cal. Supreme Court reviewed and issued opinion in Mar. 2014.
Blumenthal, Santa Ana, Nov. 2011
Carmen Luege, UCLA Appearance of Impropriety and Partiality
Appellate Div. decision, briefs
Borzakian, Beverly Hills, 2011 - 2014 Carol J. Hallowitz, Boston Univ. Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Published** District Court of Appeal* decision.  As of 7-12-14 still at Cal. Supreme Court.  Extensive briefing. Strongly recommended additional reading:  P. v. Goldsmith (below) and SB 1303 (on this site's Action/Legis page)
Goldsmith, Inglewood, 2011 - 2014 John R. Johnson, USC, LA Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Decision by Cal. Supreme Court, preceded by published** District Court of Appeal* decision and partially published Appellate Div. decision. Extensive briefing.  Strongly recommended additional reading:  P. v. Borzakian (above) and SB 1303 (on this site's Action/Legis page)
Flynn v. Vinson, Murrieta, June 2012
Pamela A. Thatcher, Loyola, LA
Power of Initiative
Industry Petition for Writ of Mandate to Remove Murrieta Citizens' Initiative from the Nov. 2012 Ballot
Winters, Victorville, June 2012
Patrick L. Singer, Ohio State
Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) Published Appellate Div. decision.  Appellate Div. certified the decision for publication, but on Sept. 17, 2012 the District Court of Appeal transferred the case to themselves for re-hearing. The DCA also ordered that counsel for appellant be provided by Appellate Defenders, Inc.  Once appointed, counsel was to file an opening brief within 40 days.  The DCA's transfer order made it clear that they were aware of the cases at the Cal. Supreme Court.
At about the same time that the DCA took the case, RedFlex' attorneys filed a request for depublication.
Appointed counsel for Appellant never filed an opening brief in the DCA and in Jan. 2013 the DCA granted motion by Appellant's counsel to vacate the transfer.  The case was re-transferred to the Appellate Division.
(Also see the Macias case, above.)
Williams v. Illinois (US Supreme Court), June 2012)

Admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation) US Supreme Court decision, article, explanation
Salseda, MTA/Metro, Sept. 2012
Ralph C. Hofer, USC, LA
Wrong standard of proof (ACS camera), admissibility of evidence (hearsay / confrontation)
Appellate Div. decision, trial transcript
David, San Francisco, 2013
Ronald W. Stovitz, USC, LA
Collapse of court system
Petition to Cal. Supreme Court for Writ of Certiorari, Denied
RedFlex v. Rosenberg,
2013


RedFlex suit against former top exec. and his suit for unlawful termination
Complaint, counterclaim, and suit for unlawful termination
Tho--, Laguna Woods, 2014
Max B. De Liema, Loyola, LA
Prosecutorial authority (absence of probable cause)
Trial court decision
Class Action info:



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All issues, includes MRCA tickets
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  Only five of the appellate decisions above have been published.  California Rule of Court  8.1115 says:
"Except as provided in (b), an opinion of a California Court of Appeal

 or superior court appellate division that is not certified for publication or ordered published
 must not be cited or relied on by a court or a party in any other action."

*For a traffic ticket, the first level of appeal is to the Appellate Department (or Division) of the Superior Court of the county in which the case was tried.
The next level of appeal is to the California Court of Appeal, which is divided into six districts. It is rare for the Court of Appeal to agree to hear the appeal of a traffic ticket.

**On May 29, 2012, SB 1303 was amended to declare that the documents created by RedFlex or ATS are not hearsay. 

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