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May 3, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
Chief Justice Malcolm M. Lucas privately urged Gov. George Deukmejian to endorse former Justice Joseph R. Grodin in the 1986 election that resulted in the defeat of three state Supreme Court members, Grodin says in a forthcoming book. Lucas' plea was to no avail, however, as the Republican governor later announced his opposition to Grodin and the two other liberal justices who were denied voter confirmation, Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird and Justice Cruz Reynoso. Deukmejian's opposition was considered a pivotal factor in the election, particularly in the case of Grodin, who won a greater share of the vote (43%)
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July 23, 1989 | Robert Stevens, Stevens, an English barrister, was professor of law at Yale. He is now chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz. and
Lawyers--and therefore, in our system, judges--are really rather dreary people. Books about lawyers are thus, by definition, not likely to excite interest unless they excite hatred, ridicule and contempt. Books by lawyers are likely to have even less sex appeal. Judicial autobiographies--or "My Life as a Judge"--have not been among our most exciting forms of literary expression. I once made a living as a legal historian, writing about judges.
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August 9, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
Former state Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Grodin, replying to critics of "judicial activism," on Saturday defended state high court decisions that have granted greater constitutional protections than required by the U.S. Supreme Court to criminal defendants and other individuals Grodin said that when the California court invokes the state Constitution, it is not obligated to defer to the federal court's interpretation of similar provisions of the U.S.
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May 3, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
Chief Justice Malcolm M. Lucas privately urged Gov. George Deukmejian to endorse former Justice Joseph R. Grodin in the 1986 election that resulted in the defeat of three state Supreme Court members, Grodin says in a forthcoming book. Lucas' plea was to no avail, however, as the Republican governor later announced his opposition to Grodin and the two other liberal justices who were denied voter confirmation, Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird and Justice Cruz Reynoso. Deukmejian's opposition was considered a pivotal factor in the election, particularly in the case of Grodin, who won a greater share of the vote (43%)
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September 27, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The inspiration came to Joseph R. Grodin as he was vacationing on the beach at Bali, contemplating the future just after his ouster from the California Supreme Court in the November election. Grodin decided that upon resuming his career as a law professor he would write a book on state courts--with special attention to the origins of the California Constitution. Thus, while the nation has been celebrating the 200th birthday of the U.S.
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October 15, 1986 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
California Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Grodin had recently published a trail guide to the Sierra Nevada Mountains when he received a letter challenging the accuracy of the guidebook. The writer said he had found no sign of a trail which, according to Grodin's book, led to the west shore of a particular mountain lake. Grodin is a scholar who does not want to be known for blazing false trails either through the woods or the law.
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February 9, 1986 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
Their conservative critics branded them the California Supreme Court's "Gang of Four," a liberal phalanx marching in lock-step to flout the will of the people. At first, the justices dismissed the charge as so much hokey rhetoric. But, as they began to focus on the challenges of reelection, three of the justices, Joseph R.
BOOKS
July 23, 1989 | Robert Stevens, Stevens, an English barrister, was professor of law at Yale. He is now chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz. and
Lawyers--and therefore, in our system, judges--are really rather dreary people. Books about lawyers are thus, by definition, not likely to excite interest unless they excite hatred, ridicule and contempt. Books by lawyers are likely to have even less sex appeal. Judicial autobiographies--or "My Life as a Judge"--have not been among our most exciting forms of literary expression. I once made a living as a legal historian, writing about judges.
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November 6, 1986 | Alma Cook
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
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September 24, 1989
As you rightly state in "Justice Prevails," by Philip Hager (Aug. 13), the removal of Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird, Justice Joseph R. Grodin and Justice Cruz Reynoso from the state Supreme Court in 1986 was caused by a well-financed campaign led by Gov. Deukmejian and supported by reactionaries throughout California. Almost three years have gone by since that election, and the state Supreme Court with its conservative majority has not allowed one execution.
NEWS
September 27, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The inspiration came to Joseph R. Grodin as he was vacationing on the beach at Bali, contemplating the future just after his ouster from the California Supreme Court in the November election. Grodin decided that upon resuming his career as a law professor he would write a book on state courts--with special attention to the origins of the California Constitution. Thus, while the nation has been celebrating the 200th birthday of the U.S.
NEWS
August 9, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
Former state Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Grodin, replying to critics of "judicial activism," on Saturday defended state high court decisions that have granted greater constitutional protections than required by the U.S. Supreme Court to criminal defendants and other individuals Grodin said that when the California court invokes the state Constitution, it is not obligated to defer to the federal court's interpretation of similar provisions of the U.S.
NEWS
October 15, 1986 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
California Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Grodin had recently published a trail guide to the Sierra Nevada Mountains when he received a letter challenging the accuracy of the guidebook. The writer said he had found no sign of a trail which, according to Grodin's book, led to the west shore of a particular mountain lake. Grodin is a scholar who does not want to be known for blazing false trails either through the woods or the law.
NEWS
February 9, 1986 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
Their conservative critics branded them the California Supreme Court's "Gang of Four," a liberal phalanx marching in lock-step to flout the will of the people. At first, the justices dismissed the charge as so much hokey rhetoric. But, as they began to focus on the challenges of reelection, three of the justices, Joseph R.
NEWS
November 10, 1987
Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas says he favors lifetime appointments for California Supreme Court justices to protect their independence. But he told the California Trial Lawyers Assn. meeting in Monterey that he doubts the elimination of court elections is politically feasible. "There is nothing like knowing, when the government appears before you . . . when you rule against them, there is absolutely no concern," said Lucas, a former federal judge. Lucas was named to the high court in 1984 by Gov.
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May 23, 1985 | JOHN BALZAR, Times Political Writer
Public opposition to the reelection of California Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird has increased in the last few months, according to the latest California Poll by Mervin D. Field published on Wednesday. At the same time, however, the sampling of 403 registered voters found the public is growing more supportive of the four other high court justices up for reelection 18 months from now.
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