Longtime Justice To Retire From Calif. Supreme Court

Law360, San Diego (February 12, 2014, 9:48 PM EST) -- California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard announced Tuesday that she plans to retire from the state’s top court, handing Gov. Jerry Brown another seat on the court to fill since he appointed Justice Goodwin Liu in 2011.

Justice Kennard, the longest-serving current justice, notified the governor that she intends to leave the court after 25 years of service on April 5. She was originally appointed as a justice in April 1989 by then-Gov. George Deukmejian and later elected by voters in 1990. She was re-elected to...
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