Monday, September 19, 2011
California: New Documentary repeats old error on California Supreme Court "recalls"
A new documentary out about former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso repeats an old error. This article notes that Cruz Reynoso, Joseph Grodin and Chief Justice Rose Bird were recalled in 1986. They were not recalled. They were voted out in a mandatory retention election. As the word mandatory suggests, there is a very big difference between the two. There were 9 attempts to recall Bird and two to recall Reynoso. All failed to get on the ballot.