October 13, 2012
Those in the Bay Area Monday evening (and not at the Giants-Cards playoff game) should consider attending what sounds like an interesting program co-sponsored by the California Supreme Court Historical Society. The program is about David Terry, who was California’s Chief Justice over 150 years ago.
It is billed as “a tale of love, ambition, vigilantes, and violence (plus federalism and MCLE credit)” and will feature a number of current jurists, including Supreme Court Justices Marvin Baxter and Kathryn Werdegar. The program promises to “draw on events in the tumultuous life and violent death of . . . one of the most colorful and controversial men ever to serve on the State High Court . . . to dramatize the evolution of federal power in 19th Century California.”