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California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar (Ret.)
in conversation with Journalist/Biographer Jim Newton

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:00-8:00 pm

Mark Taper Auditorium
Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles

Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar served as a member of the California Supreme Court for 23 years, during which time she distinguished herself as a thoughtful and independent jurist.   Justice Werdegar authored some of the court’s most significant opinions in the areas of criminal law, environmental law, labor law, antitrust law, and civil liberties, as well as several notable  dissents, some later endorsed by the United States Supreme Court.  Justice Werdegar retired from the court on August 31, 2017.

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Constitutional Governance and Judicial Power
November 15, 2016
5:00-7:30 pm
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and former Chief Justice Ronald M. George will discuss the California Supreme Court Historical Society’s recent book, Constitutional Governance and Judicial Power: The History of the California Supreme Court. This program is held in memory of former Chief Justice Malcolm M. Lucas (1927-2016).

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Thirty Years After a Hundred Year Flood: Judicial Elections and the Administration of Justice

This program, which will be held at the California State Bar meeting in San Diego on October 2, 2016, discusses the California Constitution’s system for electing justices and judges, and how the elections can influence the administration of justice.

Featured speakers include UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and former California Supreme Court Justices Joesph Grodin and Cruz Reynoso.

Chief Justice David S. Terry and Federalism: A Life and Doctrine in Three Acts [PDF]
San Diego (September 12, 2014 – California State Bar Annual Meeting)
Fresno (January 30, 2014)
Los Angeles (June 25, 2013)
San Francisco (October 15, 2012)

Co-sponsored with the Northern District of California Historical Society, this unique presentation featured several state and federal judges, including California Supreme Court Justices Marvin Baxter and Kathryn Werdegar, in an investigation of federal-state relations in 19th century California.