March 5, 1987 |
A state Supreme Court justice and a nominee to the court are among judges throughout California who have resigned from all-male clubs after the adoption of new ethical guidelines declaring membership in such organizations "inappropriate" for jurists. "In my own mind, I didn't feel this group was guilty of invidious discrimination," said Justice Edward A. Panelli, who recently quit the Saratoga Men's Club, a discussion group in his hometown in Santa Clara County.
October 23, 1986
Appointed: Aug. 13, 1984 Named by: George Deukmejian Background: Associate Justice, Court of Appeal; Presiding Judge, Santa Clara County Superior Court; Probate Judge; Presiding Judge, Juvenile Court; General Counsel, University of Santa Clara; private law practice. Organizations: Faculty member, Calif. Judicial College; lecturer, Univ. of Santa Clara School of Law; Calif. Judges Foundation; National Conf. of Christians and Jews; Board of Trustees, Univ. of Santa Clara; Calif. Judges Assn.
November 3, 1985 |
Countering suggestions that he is planning to stack the state Supreme Court with right-wingers, Gov. George Deukmejian on Saturday nominated Court of Appeal Justice Edward A. Panelli, described as a respected moderate to conservative, to fill a vacancy on California's highest court. "I'm confident that the people of California and our crusade for common sense justice will be exceptionally well served (by Panelli)," Deukmejian said in a Saturday radio address announcing the selection.
March 27, 1994
* Edward A. Panelli, a California Supreme Court associate justice, has joined the judicial panel of Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services Inc., an Orange-based private arbitration and mediation service. Panelli, who was appointed to the state Supreme Court in 1985 by former Gov. George Deukmejian, retired from his unexpired 12-year appointment.
November 6, 1986 |
CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Chief Justice 100% Precincts Reporting Rose Elizabeth Bird Votes % Confirm 2,369,063 34 Reject 4,622,066 66 Associate Justice Joseph R. Grodin Votes % Confirm 2,741,962 43 Reject 3,570,569 57 Malcolm M. Lucas Votes % Confirm 4,692,329 80 Reject 1,211,013 21 Stanley Mosk Votes % Confirm 4,472,678 74 Reject 1,604,806 26 Edward A. Panelli Votes % Confirm 4,648,505 79 Reject 1,260,385 21 Cruz Reynoso Votes % Confirm 2,536,114 40 Reject 3,874,601 60
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1987 |
The California Supreme Court, by a vote of 4 to 3, has ordered the disbarment of Newport Beach lawyer Marvin B. Kapelus. Kapelus had been accused by the State Bar of improperly withdrawing his representation of a client and of conflict of interest in representing several parties in a tax case.