The Supreme Court of California is the state's highest court. Its decisions are binding on all other California state courts.
The California Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of California and six Associate Justices, each appointed or nominated by the Governor.
The court conducts regular sessions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento; it may also hold special sessions elsewhere. In its most recent year, the California Supreme Court received nearly 8,000 filings and issued 85 written opinions.
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For more than two decades, the Council has offered the Judicial Fellowship Program to graduate students. In his report to council, Administrative Director Martin Hoshino discusses the benefits of this unique program to council members and staff.