Justice Blasts Calif. Ban On Judges Taking Public Jobs

Law360, Los Angeles (April 26, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A California appellate justice argued at trial Friday that a state law potentially barring retired judges from taking public sector jobs was unconstitutional, saying the law violates his due process rights by preventing him from serving the public via taxpayer-funded employment.

Justice Arthur Gilbert, currently the presiding justice of Ventura, Calif.-based 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...
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