Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Judicial elections: Choosing nobody

The current issue of California Litigation (vol. 26:3) features another Justice Beds' masterpiece: California Judicial Elections -- Not What the Greeks Had in Mind, Maybe, But it Works. This piece should be read not just by every lawyer in the state, but by every voter.

William W. Bedsworth, Associate Justice
"In my last election, 501,784 Californians, given their choice between me and nobody, chose nobody."
Also of potential interest to appellate practitioners in 26:3 is Beg, Borrow, Steal: Plagiarism vs. Copying in Legal Writing. (What?! You're a litigator but are not getting California Litigation, the journal of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California? Then it's time to bite the bullet and enroll for membership with the Litigation Section.)