36 Cited authorities

  1. Smith v. Phillips

    455 U.S. 209 (1982)   Cited 4,253 times   13 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a juror's pending job application with the prosecutor's office required a post-trial hearing on juror bias
  2. Irvin v. Dowd

    366 U.S. 717 (1961)   Cited 3,394 times   7 Legal Analyses
    Holding that juror bias is a “mixed [question of] law and fact” and that therefore the federal habeas court must “independently evaluate the voir dire testimony”
  3. Griffin v. United States

    502 U.S. 46 (1991)   Cited 988 times   6 Legal Analyses
    Holding that refusal to remove an insufficiently supported theory from the jury's consideration does not provide an independent basis for reversing an otherwise valid conviction
  4. People v. Hughes

    27 Cal.4th 287 (Cal. 2002)   Cited 981 times
    Finding no reversible error where defense counsel was able to "emphasize and 'pinpoint' " the defense theory under the given instructions
  5. People v. Thomas

    53 Cal.4th 771 (Cal. 2012)   Cited 464 times
    Finding “no significant risk of an unjustified conviction on any of the murder charges because ... evidence in both cases was strong”
  6. People v. Merriman

    60 Cal.4th 1 (Cal. 2014)   Cited 402 times
    Upholding the denial of the defendant's motion to sever sexually related charges involving different victims
  7. People v. Guiton

    4 Cal.4th 1116 (Cal. 1993)   Cited 698 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding different standards of review apply depending on whether a theory of guilt is legally or factually insufficient
  8. People v. Ray

    13 Cal.4th 313 (Cal. 1996)   Cited 458 times
    Addressing the merits of a claim that the trial court had erred by failing to investigate a juror's relationship with the victim's daughter, even though the defendant had objected to any inquiry
  9. People v. Harris

    43 Cal.4th 1269 (Cal. 2008)   Cited 316 times
    Finding sufficient evidence of premeditated murder where "defendant was armed with a knife and stabbed [the victim] without provocation directly in the heart with enough force to penetrate part of a rib and pierce entirely through the heart"
  10. Ghirardo v. Antonioli

    8 Cal.4th 791 (Cal. 1994)   Cited 471 times
    Determining that whether a particular transaction was a loan subject to usury law or an exempt transaction of a different character was a question of law
  11. Section 1181

    Cal. Pen. Code § 1181   Cited 522 times

    When a verdict has been rendered or a finding made against the defendant, the court may, upon his application, grant a new trial, in the following cases only: 1.When the trial has been had in his absence except in cases where the trial may lawfully proceed in his absence; 2. When the jury has received any evidence out of court, other than that resulting from a view of the premises, or of personal property; 3. When the jury has separated without leave of the court after retiring to deliberate upon