Thursday, May 6, 2010

Justice Bedsworth Captivates Capacity Crowd

The OCBA Appellate Law Section has never sold out a regular monthly meeting . . . until now.  4/3 Justice Bedsworth packed the private meeting room at McCormick & Schmicks, a record crowd that included 4/3 Justices Richard Aronson, Richard Fybel, Raymond Ikola, Eileen Moore, and William Rylaarsdam, as well as US District Judge Andrew Guilford.

Justice Bedsworth related his career arc from appellate lawyer to appellate justice, including his near-brush with being held in contempt by the court upon which he would later serve.  He also shared his personal reflections on the political implications which led to, and surrounded, the creation of the 4/3.

He referred us to Bob Wolfe's excellent articles, available here and here, and to the intriguing opinion in Brown v. Superior Court (1982) 33 Cal.3d. 242, available by searching here.