Because we have no guidance from the Supreme Court, and because we cannot rely on the decisions of our sister courts, we are forced to analyze the issue independently. Obviously, no matter which side we come down on, reasonable minds could differ; the Supreme Court will have the final word. Nevertheless, we explain our reasons, as we are constitutionally required to do (Cal. Const., art. VI, § 14), in the hope of contributing to the grand dialectical process of the common law.
|Georgie Willy Freddy Hegel|
would be proud.
|And here's the Light Brigade.|