September 2, 2010

Law professors’ articles provide food for thought about Chief Justice George and his legacy

For your consideration, here are two great articles about what is destined to be known as the “George Court.” First is this article by Clark Kelso in the California Bar Journal, which surveys the impact of the Court’s decisions under the leadership of the outgoing and esteemed Chief Justice. Kelso argues the Court’s decisions under Chief Justice George have been marked by the themes of centrism and deference to the voters. (The “deference to voters” theme is particularly notable given Chief Justice George’s public criticism of the initiative process.) Second is this article by Gerald Uelman in California Lawyer, which surveys the Court’s last term. Interestingly, both articles sound a note of alarm about the Court’s crushing burden of capital cases.

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