March 13, 2017

“As Justice Kathryn Werdegar prepares to retire, Brown will soon have a Democratic majority on state’s top court”

Maura Dolan reports on the front page of this morning’s Los Angeles Times:  Justice Werdegar “is viewed as the most moderate of the Republican appointees, a cerebral judge who in recent years was as likely to vote with the liberals as with the conservatives.  When she first joined the court, colleagues described her as a conservative, a label that turned out to be not quite right.  Although legally conservative — she tries not to expand the law beyond what is necessary to decide a dispute — she has been a force for civil rights on the court.”

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