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George W. Nicholson
71.6% Yes votes ......
28.4% No votes
- Occupation: Associate Justice, since 1990
- Judge, Superior Court, County of Sacramento, 1989-1990
- Judge, Sacramento, Municipal Court, 1987-1989; previously:
- Senior Assistant Attorney General, California Department of Justice, Sacramento
- Executive Director, California District Attorneys Association, Sacramento
- Senior Trial Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorneys Office
- Author, Proposition 8, Victims' Bill of Rights, adopted by voters, 1982
M. Kathleen Butz
- Appellate justices are bound by federal and state constitutions, and must follow the law as adopted by the legislature, and voters by initiatives.
- Appellate courts should be open and accessible to the public.
- Appeals must be concluded in a timely fashion; justice delayed is justice denied.
69.6% Yes votes ......
30.4% No votes
- Occupation: Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
- Nevada County Superior Court Judge, 1997-2003
- Presiding Judge, Nevada County, 2001-2002
- Private Law Practice, 1982-1996
- Graduate, UC Davis School of Law, 1981
- Graduate, UC Davis, 1972
- Last retained by the voters in November 2006
Harry Hull, Jr.
- To decide cases fairly and without bias
- To faithfully follow the laws and the Constitutions of the United States and the State of California
- To treat everyone before the court with respect
67.9% Yes votes ......
32.1% No votes
- Occupation: Associate Justice
- Sacramento County Superior Court Judge - 1995-1998
- Partner, McDonough, Holland & Allen, Sacramento - 1979-1995
- Assistant United States Attorney, Sacramento - 1976-1979
- Captain, United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps- 1972-1976
- Graduate, University of Illinois College of Law - 1972
- Graduate, University of Illinois, 1969
- To fairly and objectively judge each case that comes before the court on the facts and the law
- To always remember that it is the role of the judiciary to apply the law made by the other two branches of government, not to make law.
- To write legal opinions that simply and clearly explain the rulings of the court.
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