The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 27, 2010
Column Extra: Supreme Court justices coming up for election

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:

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Click here for more about Supreme Court elections. (The download includes information about lower court elections, too.)

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Jon Ortiz The Author

Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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