News is breaking that Justice Carlos Moreno tendered his resignation to Governor Jerry Brown yesterday. According to a post by Scott Graham at Legal Pad, Justice Moreno will depart from the Court in late February.
Many thanks to the person who forwarded this news.
UPDATE: This article from the Recorder has a bit more detail. It says that Justice Moreno is considering joining a private law firm or ADR firm following his resignation from the Court, which will be effective February 28, 2011. This means the last group of cases Justice Moreno will hear are those scheduled for argument during the week of February 7. The February calendar has not yet been anounced.
UPDATE #2: The February calendar was just posted. Arguments will be held on a single date, Tuesday, February 8. Three non-criminal cases have been set, including one of particular interest:
Baycol Cases I and II, no. S178320 (review granted 02/18/10)
- Issue: Did the "death knell doctrine" require plaintiff to immediately appeal the sustaining of a demurer as to class claims when the ruling resolved both individual and class claims, or did the one final judgment rule apply and require a single appeal from the subsequent entry of final judgment on all claims?
- Court of Appeal Opinion: Baycol Cases I and II (unpublished) (Oct. 20, 2009)
The San Francisco Chronicle has this story on Justice Moreno's retirement.