David Lynch ’96 Argues California Supreme Court Case
David Lynch ’96, Assistant Public Defender for the County of Sacramento, presented oral argument before the Supreme Court of California on April 5 in K.R. v. Superior Court of Sacramento County. The case concerns whether “J.R.”, a juvenile, is entitled to a disposition hearing before the same judge who accepted his admissions to a criminal offense and probation violations even though he did not make an affirmative showing of individualized facts in the record establishing that this was an implied term of the plea agreement. Video of the argument will be available on the California Supreme Court website, and a ruling is expected within 90 days.