The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 9, 2010
Marlette assigned to replace Frawley in minimum-wage case

marlette.jpg UPDATE 5:20 p.m.: The hearing has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Friday
State Controller John Chiang's motion to disqualify Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley has been granted, and the minimum-wage case has been shifted to Sacramento Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette, pictured at left.

State employees may remember Marlette as the judge who last year upheld Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's furlough order. It is unclear whether Wednesday's hearing will be rescheduled for later in the week.

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