At last year’s State Bar meeting, the California Supreme Court Historical Society presented a program — “Thirty Years After a Hundred Year Flood:  Judicial Elections and the Administration of Justice” — on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of one of the most significant events in the court’s history:  the 1986 election at which three justices lost their seats.  The program panel included two of those justices — Joseph Grodin and Cruz Reynoso — and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the UC Irvine School of Law (soon to be dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law).

The Society has posted on its website the program materials and a video of the program.  The video is also on the Society’s YouTube channel.

[Disclosure:  I’m on the Society’s board of directors and I moderated the program.]