2009 California Penal Code - Section 4850-4852 :: Chapter 3. Duties Of Supreme CourtPENAL CODE
4850. No application which has not received a recommendation from the Board of Prison Terms favorable to the applicant shall be forwarded to the Clerk of the Supreme Court, unless the Governor, notwithstanding the fact that the board has failed to make a recommendation favorable to the applicant, especially refers an application to the justices for their recommendation. 4851. In all cases where the Board of Prison Terms has made a recommendation favorable to the applicant and in those cases referred by the Governor, notwithstanding an adverse recommendation, the application, together with all papers and documents relied upon in support of and in opposition to the application, including prison records and recommendation of the Board of Prison Terms, shall be forwarded to the Clerk of the Supreme Court for consideration of the justices. 4852. If a majority of the justices recommend that clemency be granted, the clerk of the Supreme Court shall transmit the application, together with all papers and documents filed in the case, to the Governor; otherwise the documents shall remain in the files of the court.
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