California Supreme Court Watch

Oct 28, 2015
#15-192 In re I.C., S229276

#15-192 In re I.C., S229276. (A141143; 239 Cal.App.4th 304; Alameda County Superior Court; SJ12019578.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed orders in a juvenile dependency proceeding. This case presents the following issues: (1) Did the juvenile court err by failing to determine whether the truthfulness of the minor as a hearsay declarant was “so clear from the surrounding circumstances that the test of cross-examination would be of marginal utility” as required by In re Lucero L. (2000) 22 Cal.4th 1227? (2) Did the Court of Appeal err by affirming the trial court’s jurisdictional finding without reviewing the entire record for substantial evidence of the minor’s clear truthfulness?

Review granted 10/28/2015