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State of California (Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma Counties) November 7, 2006 Election
California State Court of Appeal; District 1; 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.

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Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (4807/4807)
Candidates (Vote Yes or No for Each)
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Sandra Margulies Click here for more information about this candidate
685,408 / 78.5% Yes votes ...... 188,099 / 21.5% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • Associate Justice -- 2001-present
  • Trial Judge -- Alameda County -- 1985-2001
  • Deputy District Attorney -- Alameda County -- 1977-1985
  • J.D. -- Southwestern Law School
  • B.A. -- University of California in Los Angeles
  • Chair -- Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions -- 2006-present
  • Decide cases fairly and impartially
  • Uphold the law
  • Treat all persons equally
James J. Marchiano Click here for more information about this candidate
668,751 / 76.6% Yes votes ...... 203,913 / 23.4% No votes

  • Occupation: Presiding Justice, Division One
  • Assoc. Justice 1998-2002; Superior Court of Contra Costa County 1988-1998: civil and criminal trials judge, Mediation Program supervisor.
  • Partner in law firms until 1988: civil trial work. Former Adjuct Professor of Law at Hastings College of the Law.
  • J.D. from U.C. Boalt Hall School of Law.
  • Contributing author to legal journals and law books.
  • Member of Judicial Council's Jury Improvement Task Force Committee (1998-2004).
  • Treat all persons fairly and impartially under the law.
  • Render understandable opinions that are supported by the law.
  • Increase the public's understanding of our judicial system.

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