Is SB 1437 Unconstitutional Based on Conflict with Prop 7?

A common belief among prosecutors and judges is that Senate Bill 1437, by narrowing the scope of aider and abettor liability for felony murder, unconstitutionally amends Proposition 7 (the “Briggs Initiative”). This popular belief conveniently leads to 1437 petitions for resentencing being denied as a whole. This position, however, is wrong, according to the Second Appellate District, as summarized in the following article –

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