(Subscription required) Justice Thomas E. Hollenhorst, who pioneered the use of tentative opinions as a regular tool for oral argument preparation, announced Tuesday his decision to retire from the 4th District Court of Appeal.
RIVERSIDE—Associate Justice Thomas E. Hollenhorst, of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two announced his retirement effective August 1, 2017, after 45 years of public service—over 28 years on the Court of Appeal in Riverside.
(Subscription required) The 3-0 opinion issued late Friday affirms a decision from Judge Thomas M. Goethals that the Orange County district attorney's office's failure to disclose records that showed a key witness was a seasoned government informant was "an error of constitutional dimension."
SAN DIEGO—Three 30-minute public hearings have been scheduled by the Commission on Judicial Appointments for Thursday, February 9, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in San Diego, California, to consider three appointments by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., to the California Courts of Appeal.
Gov. Jerry Brown Friday named 22 lawyers and court commissioners to superior court vacancies, including six to the Los Angeles Superior Court. He also nominated three superior court judges for elevation to Divs. One and Two of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, and to the Fifth District Court of Appeal.