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JUDGES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Reduces terms of Supreme Court and courts of appeal judges from 12 to 8 years. Modifies election method from present procedure to method used for other nonpartisan offices. Requires that all appellate court judges stand for election at next general election following adoption of this measure. Provides initially for terms of varying length. Provides that Gubernatorial appointees to fill vacancies on courts of record cannot serve until confirmation by Senate. Revises Judicial Council membership and specifies method of selection of judges thereon. Defines when a case is submitted to Supreme Court or courts of appeal. Financial impact on state or local government: Undetermined, but potentially substantial, increase in local election costs in even-numbered years. Undetermined, but probably minor, increase in state costs to conduct elections for positions on Judicial Council.
H. L. Richardson, 3063 State Capitol, Sacramento, Ca 95814; Phillip D. Wyman, 6005 State Capitol, Sacramento, Ca 95814; John T. Doolittle, 812 J Street, Sacramento, Ca 95814; Truman Campbell, 2350 N. Chestnut, Fresno, Ca 93703; Lou Barnett, 2350 N. Chestnut, Fresno, Ca 93703; John M. Feliz, 106 K Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, Ca 95814
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Judges California Initiative 239 (1980).