Now that the state Supreme Court has jumped into the furlough fray -- and its leader is the topic of a conspiracy theory involving Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- we're taking time in today's State Worker column and blog posts to look how the court works, particularly Chief Justice Ronald George.
Unlike U.S. Supreme Court justices who are appointed for life, California voters get a crack at state Supreme Court justices. George is one of three justices up for election this year.
Here's a list of the seven judges on the state's highest court and when they're up for election:
Click here for more about Supreme Court elections. (The download includes information about lower court elections, too.)