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October 22, 1999
Retired California Supreme Court Associate Justice Raymond L. Sullivan, who wrote the landmark 1974 decision that removed school financing from local property taxes, died at his home in San Francisco. He was 92. Sullivan, who was known for his eloquently written decisions and his impeccable scholarship, was appointed to the state Supreme Court in 1966 by Gov. Jerry Brown. He served on the court nine years. Sullivan then taught at Hastings College of Law until his retirement in 1993.
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October 22, 1999
Retired California Supreme Court Associate Justice Raymond L. Sullivan, who wrote the landmark 1974 decision that removed school financing from local property taxes, died at his home in San Francisco. He was 92. Sullivan, who was known for his eloquently written decisions and his impeccable scholarship, was appointed to the state Supreme Court in 1966 by Gov. Jerry Brown. He served on the court nine years. Sullivan then taught at Hastings College of Law until his retirement in 1993.
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March 22, 1985 | ERIC MALNIC and DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writers
Donald R. Wright, the retired California chief justice whose independence led then-Gov. Ronald Reagan to lament having ever appointed him to the post, died Thursday at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after a heart attack. He was 78. Wright, whose contemporaries rated him as one of the top judges in California history, angered Reagan in 1972 by writing one of the high court's most controversial opinions--the majority ruling striking down the state's death penalty law.
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March 7, 1991 | FRANK CLIFFORD and JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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