47 Cited authorities

  1. Jackson v. Virginia

    443 U.S. 307 (1979)   Cited 69,225 times   16 Legal Analyses
    Holding that court must presume trier of fact resolved all inferences in favor of the prosecution "even if it does not affirmatively appear in the record"
  2. Estelle v. McGuire

    502 U.S. 62 (1991)   Cited 15,859 times   9 Legal Analyses
    Holding that federal habeas courts cannot review state court applications of state procedural rules
  3. Neder v. United States

    527 U.S. 1 (1999)   Cited 4,061 times   29 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the failure to submit an uncontested element of an offense to a jury may be harmless
  4. People v. Cole

    33 Cal.4th 1158 (Cal. 2004)   Cited 1,359 times
    In Cole, we held that evidenceof the victim's suffering—in the form of expert testimony and photographs—was relevant to prove intent to inflict extreme pain, required for both murder by torture and the torture-murder special circumstance, and to prove the commission of an act calculated to cause extreme pain, required for the torture-murder special circumstance. (People v. Cole, supra, 33 Cal.4th at pp. 1196–1199, 17 Cal.Rptr.3d 532, 95 P.3d 811.)
  5. Hopper v. Evans

    456 U.S. 605 (1982)   Cited 675 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that Beck requires instructions on noncapital offenses only when the evidence would support a conviction on that charge
  6. People v. Osband

    13 Cal.4th 622 (Cal. 1996)   Cited 1,474 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding error was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt because defendant received more than he was entitled to when the jury was instructed on the "specific intent" to commit the underlying felony of rape
  7. People v. Moye

    47 Cal.4th 537 (Cal. 2009)   Cited 533 times
    In People v. Moye (2009) 47 Cal.4th 537, our Supreme Court held that "[i]n the face of defendant's own testimony, no reasonable juror could conclude defendant acted '"'rashly or without due deliberation and reflection, and from this passion rather than from judgment'" [citations]' [citation] when, according to defendant, he responded to [an] attack with [a] baseball bat by grabbing the bat... and using it to defend himself...."
  8. People v. Hillhouse

    27 Cal.4th 469 (Cal. 2002)   Cited 622 times
    Rejecting a claim that the United States is bound by the International Convention Against All Forms of Racial Discrimination in death penalty cases
  9. People v. McCoy

    25 Cal.4th 1111 (Cal. 2001)   Cited 625 times
    Recognizing that “[w]hen two or more persons commit a crime together, both may act in part as the actual perpetrator and in part as the aider and abettor of the other, who also acts in part as an actual perpetrator”
  10. People v. Kelly

    1 Cal.4th 495 (Cal. 1992)   Cited 771 times
    In Kelly, defendant argued that the court's reference to a "mental disease or mental defect" prevented the jury from considering both as a combination.