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All Of Imperial, Inyo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
California State Court of Appeal; District 4; Division 1 Voter Information

12 Year Term.

Established by a constitutional amendment in 1904, the Courts of Appeal are California's intermediate courts of review. California has six appellate districts, each with at least one division. The six appellate districts are composed of 19 divisions and 105 justices.

Each division has one Presiding Justice and two or more associate justices, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The appointments are confirmed by the public at the next general election; justices also come before voters at the end of their 12-year terms. Vote "Yes" to confirm each of the following justices; vote "No" to oppose confirmation.

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (6611/6611)
Candidates (Vote Yes or No for Each)
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Terry B. O'Rourke
874,469 / 73.0% Yes votes ...... 323,066 / 27.0% No votes

  • To follow and uphold the rule of law
  • To treat all persons in our courts with courtesy and respect
  • To decide cases fairly and without bias
Judith McConnell
874,345 / 71.9% Yes votes ...... 340,884 / 28.1% No votes

  • Uphold the Constitutions of the United States and the State of California
  • Follow the law and act to promote justice, fairness, and public confidence in the judiciary
  • Decide cases fairly and expeditiously
Alex C. McDonald
871,145 / 73.2% Yes votes ...... 319,478 / 26.8% No votes

  • Increase the cooperation and congeniality of appellate court administration and decision making.
  • Emphasize consistency of legal precedents in the development of the law.
  • Encourage innovation in the law to accomodate technological advances.
James A. McIntyre
871,040 / 73.5% Yes votes ...... 313,928 / 26.5% No votes

  • To follow the Constitutions of Unites States and California.
  • To decide cases fairly and promptly.
  • To treat all litigants with courtesy and respect.
Gilbert Nares
838,877 / 70.2% Yes votes ...... 355,816 / 29.8% No votes

  • To treat all persons in our courts with courtesy and respect.
  • To support and uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California.
  • To improve access to justice in our courts and maintain a fair, impartial and independent judiciary.

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