Suit Says Calif. Wrongly Bans Judges From Public Employment

Law360, Los Angeles (July 12, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT) -- A California appeals judge on Tuesday challenged a state law that potentially bars retired judges from taking jobs in the public sector, saying the conflicting interpretations of the ban violate his constitutional rights.

Justice Arthur Gilbert, currently the presiding justice of Division 6 of the Second District of the California Court of Appeals, is seeking clarification that an anti-moonlighting provision in the state's constitution applies only to sitting judges and not those who have retired or resigned from the bench.

Gilbert sued California's state controller seeking...
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