Opinions

 

This collection of the Opinions of Justice Traynor spans his entire time on the bench. During those thirty years, Justice Traynor wrote over 900 superbly-crafted scholarly opinions that were widely influential throughout the United States.

In 1948, Justice Traynor authored Perez v. Sharp -- striking down a state ban on interracial marriage for the first time in the nation. Other notable cases include Escola v. Coca Cola Bottling Company and Greenman v. Yuba Power Products, Inc., in which Traynor modernized tort law with the creation of strict products liability.

The U.S. Supreme Court would use Traynor’s opinion in People v. Cahan as part of the rationale behind Mapp v. Ohio, disallowing the use of illegally obtained evidence at trial.

Justice Traynor’s Opinions have and will stand the test of time and are an excellent resource for researching California jurisprudence.

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Mallon v. City of Long Beach, Roger J. Traynor

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McKeon v. Giusto, Roger J. Traynor

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M & M Livestock Transport Co. v. California Auto Transport Co., Roger J. Traynor

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Mueller v. Mueller, Roger J. Traynor

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Pacific Mut. Life Ins. Co. of Cal. v. McConnell, Roger J. Traynor

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Pencovic v. Pencovic, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Berger, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Boyles, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Burt, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Cahan, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Caldwell, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Cavanaugh, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Gorg, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Hudson, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Jackson, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Malotte, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Martin, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Michael, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. One 1948 Chevrolet Convertible Coupe, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Simon, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Sykes, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Tarantino, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Tulare County, Roger J. Traynor

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Richardson v. Ham, Roger J. Traynor

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Rogers v. Superior Court of Alameda County, Roger J. Traynor

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Victor Val. Housing Corp. v. San Bernardino County, Roger J. Traynor

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Worthley v. Worthley, Roger J. Traynor

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California Mfrs. Ass'n v. Public Utilities Commission, Roger J. Traynor

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Carroll v. Superior Court In and For City and County of San Francisco, Roger J. Traynor

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City of San Diego v. Southern Cal. Tel. Corp., Roger J. Traynor

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Cole v. Rush, Roger J. Traynor

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Dexter v. Dexter, Roger J. Traynor

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Dunn v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co. , Roger J. Traynor

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Finnegan v. Finnegan, Roger J. Traynor

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Flynn v. Flynn, Roger J. Traynor

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Fox v. Fox, Roger J. Traynor

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Gagne v. Bertran, Roger J. Traynor

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Gowanlock v. Turner, Roger J. Traynor

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Harrold v. Harrold, Roger J. Traynor

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Hiroko Kawakita Hayashi v. Lorenz, Roger J. Traynor

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Holm v. Superior Court, Roger J. Traynor

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In re Blair's Estate, Roger J. Traynor

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In re Guardianship of Hiroko Kawakita, Roger J. Traynor

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In re Guardianship of Smith, Roger J. Traynor

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In re Hallinan, Roger J. Traynor

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In re McDonald's Adoption, Roger J. Traynor

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Kennaley v. Superior Court, County of San Mateo, Roger J. Traynor

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Kesler v. Pabst, Roger J. Traynor

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Los Angeles County v. Southern Counties Gas Co. of Cal., Roger J. Traynor

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McDonald v. Superior Court In and For City and County of San Francisco, Roger J. Traynor

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Osborn v. Osborn, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Ashley, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Baker, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Byrd, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Hallner, Roger J. Traynor

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Richards v. Stanley, Roger J. Traynor

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Santa Clara County v. Hayes Co., Roger J. Traynor

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Shore v. Shore, Roger J. Traynor

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Signorelli v. Potter, Roger J. Traynor

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Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co., Roger J. Traynor

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Alves v. Public Utilities Com'n of California, Roger J. Traynor

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Burge v. City and County of San Francisco, Roger J. Traynor

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Connor v. Grosso, Roger J. Traynor

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Coughlin v. Blair, Roger J. Traynor

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Dimon v. Dimon, Roger J. Traynor

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French Art Cleaners v. State Bd. of Dry Cleaners , Roger J. Traynor

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Grant v. McAuliffe, Roger J. Traynor

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Guidi v. State, Roger J. Traynor

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Henderson v. Drake, Roger J. Traynor

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Herzog v. Grosso, Roger J. Traynor

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Housing Authority of City of Los Angeles v. City of Los Angeles , Roger J. Traynor

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In re Los Angeles County Pioneer Soc., Roger J. Traynor

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Kurlan v. Columbia Broadcasting System , Roger J. Traynor

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Langley v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co., Roger J. Traynor

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McCracken v. Teets, Roger J. Traynor

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Moss Estate Co. v. Adler, Roger J. Traynor

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Oakland Medical Bldg. Corp. v. Aureguy, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Barclay , Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Building Maintenance Contractors' Ass'n, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Carnine, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Deloney, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Howerton, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. La Macchia, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Morton, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Thomas , Roger J. Traynor

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Phillips v. Phillips, Roger J. Traynor

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Smith v. Smith, Roger J. Traynor

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State Bd. of Dry Cleaners v. Thrift-D-Lux Cleaners , Roger J. Traynor

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Sutter Basin Corp. v. Brown, Roger J. Traynor

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Yorba v. Anaheim Union Water Co. , Roger J. Traynor

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Beck v. West Coast Life Ins. Co. , Roger J. Traynor

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Benton v. Sloss, Roger J. Traynor

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Cary v. Wentzel , Roger J. Traynor

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DeBurgh v. DeBurgh, Roger J. Traynor

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D. L. Godbey & Sons Const. Co. v. Deane , Roger J. Traynor

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Dorsey v. Barba, Roger J. Traynor

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Eli v. Murphy, Roger J. Traynor

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Ex parte Barr, Roger J. Traynor

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Ex parte James, Roger J. Traynor

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Ex parte Levi, Roger J. Traynor