Recent U.S. Supreme Court's Williams v. Pennsylvania case applies a disqualification standard for former prosecutors similar to earlier California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) advice—CJEO extends its advice to service in a prior conviction.
Public comment helps the Supreme Court of California’s Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions draft advisory opinions on ethics issues of importance to California’s judges—it also helps them decide whether to publish an opinion or redraft based on the comments received.
On Dec 21, Joshua P. Groban was confirmed to the California Supreme Court, and sworn-in on Jan 3. He begins hearing arguments on Jan 8, 2019.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced the appointment of Neil Gupta as principal attorney to the Chief Justice.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California announced the reappointment of Attorney Mark A. Broughton and the appointment of Attorney Sean M. SeLegue to four-year terms, and the appointment of Attorney Alan K. Steinbrecher to a one-year term, on the State Bar Board of Trustees. The court also appointed Mr. Steinbrecher as chair and Mr. SeLegue as vice chair of the Board of Trustees for one year terms.
The Supreme Court of California released this statement following the State Bar's notification of disclosure of part of the July California Bar Examination.
Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar today announced her retirement from the Supreme Court of California effective August 31, 2017, after 23 years on the high court and 55 years of public service.
California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will serve as the new president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His last day on the bench will be Oct. 31.
Cuéllar issued the following statement today: