Why would the Scott Peterson case be more important than Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez case?

By Michael G. Stogner

Remember this is NOT a San Mateo County case.

Why would any one case be more important than any other case. Why is this case more important than the George Ismael or Aldon Smith cases.

Here is what San Mateo County Superior Court is doing for this one case.

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INFORMATION REGARDING THE CASE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS. SCOTT LEE PETERSON, CASE SC055500A

FUTURE HEARING DATES:

Evidentiary Hearing:

Date: February 25, 2022 – March 4, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 
Location
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063
Hall of Justice, 2nd Floor, Courtroom 2K
Stream Audio of HearingClick to view Information (no video stream will be available)

MEDIA REQUESTS TO RECORD AUDIO/VIDEO OR FOR STILL PHOTOGRAPHY:

By order of the judge, audio and video recording of the proceedings is not permitted. In addition, recording and rebroadcasting of the audio of the proceedings is not permitted. Violation of this order of the Court is punishable as contempt pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1209.

The Court will permit the sketch artist to be present in the courtroom. The Court will make an announcement at the start of session daily as to the limitations on who/what may be sketched. 

  • Sketch Artist – Vicki Behringer (Media outlets need to contract with her individually)

The Court will permit one pool photographer to be in the courtroom. The Court will make an announcement at the start of session daily as to the limitations on who/what may be photographed.

To submit your request to be the pool photographer you must email slind@sanmateocourt.org by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 23, 2022. The pool photographer will be selected at random from the names received by the Court. The Court will post the pool photographer selection to the Court’s website by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday February 24, 2022. 

* The Court will make an announcement at the start of session daily as to whether or not counsel and witnesses will have to wear a mask while speaking throughout the proceedings. 

PARKING ON FEBRUARY 25, 2022 – MARCH 4, 2022:

You may park your car for free in the public parking structure located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA in any spot labeled as Jury Parking. The spots for Jury Parking are labeled with purple signs

You may park your Electronic News Gathering vans/Satellite News Gathering vans in the surface lot located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA behind the Regional Emergency Operations Center. You may only park where the signs say ‘Contractor Parking’ or ‘Boards and Commissions’. Please note that the surface lot is only accessible from Winslow Street. 

MEDIA ACCESS TO THE FEBRUARY 25, 2022 – MARCH 4, 2022 HEARING:

There will be a live audio stream of the proceedings made available (link above). There will be no live video stream of the proceedings. 

There will be two seats in the jury box dedicated to the media each day of the hearing. To request a seat, you must appear outside of the entrance to the courthouse between 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. to enter your name for a seat raffle. At 9:15 a.m. each day, the Court will announce from the courthouse steps who has been selected for the two seats. Note: Members of the media may coordinate amongst themselves to rotate who sits in the seats after the selection has been made. That will be left to your discretion. If there will be any rotation throughout the day, you will need to alert Sarah Lind so that the alternative person(s) may be provided a wristband in order to enter the courtroom. 

* Members of the media may also enter the public seat raffle. 

For those in the courtroom, please note: There is no audio or video recording allowed in the courtroom.  The Court will make an announcement at the start of session daily as to the limitations on use of electronic devices to live Tweet, etc.

PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE FEBRUARY 25, 2022 – MARCH 4, 2022 HEARING:

There will be 6-8 seats dedicated to the public each day of the hearing. To request a seat, you must appear outside of the entrance to the courthouse between 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. to enter your name for a seat raffle. At 9:15 a.m. each day, the Court will announce from the courthouse steps who has been selected for the seats. 

For those in the courtroom, please note:  There is no audio or video recording allowed in the courtroom.

ACCESS TO CASE INFORMATION ON THE COURT’S PORTAL:

The Presiding Judge issued Standing Order 21-160 that allows remote access to public case information in the matter of The People of the State of California vs. Scott Lee Peterson, Case Number SC055500A.  What this means is that you may now access through our online Odyssey Public Portal any public records that have been filed on this case.

To access the portal:

  • Start here: http://www.sanmateocourt.org/online_services/online_case_access.php
  • Accept the Disclaimer
  • Select Odyssey Portals
  • Select Odyssey Public Portal (no registration required)
  • Select Proceed to the Odyssey Public Portal
  • Select Smart Search
  • Enter the Case Number, SC055500A
  • Select Submit
  • Select the Case Number on the left; you are now in the case
  • To go directly to the documents, select Documents from the list of options on the right (see screenshot below)
  • All events and documents are in order of oldest to newest

CONTACT

For questions, please contact:
Sarah Lind, Deputy Court Executive Officer
slind@sanmateocourt.org
650-261-5690

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