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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Opinions from 1952

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Flores v. Brown, Roger J. Traynor

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Gantner v. Gantner, Roger J. Traynor

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Gantner v. Gantner, Roger J. Traynor

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Gantner v. Superior Court in and for City and County of San Francisco, Roger J. Traynor

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Grayhill Drilling Co. v. Superior Oil Co., Roger J. Traynor

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In re Bloch's Estate, Roger J. Traynor

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In re Caravas' Estate, Roger J. Traynor

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Keidatz v. Albany, Roger J. Traynor

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Leipert v. Honold, Roger J. Traynor

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Leipert v. Honold, Roger J. Traynor

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Lerner v. Superior Court In and For San Mateo County , Roger J. Traynor

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Nichols v. McCoy, Roger J. Traynor

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Orella v. Johnson, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Martinez, Roger J. Traynor

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Peterson v. Johnson, Roger J. Traynor

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Richfield Oil Corp. v. Crawford, Roger J. Traynor

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Rose v. Melody Lane of Wilshire , Roger J. Traynor

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Rose v. Melody Lane of Wilshire, Roger J. Traynor

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Scott v. Burke, Roger J. Traynor

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Spaulding v. Cameron, Roger J. Traynor

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State Rubbish Collectors Assn. v. Siliznoff, Roger J. Traynor

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Thomas v. California Employment Stabilization Commission, Roger J. Traynor

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Toshio Hamasaki v. Flotho, Roger J. Traynor

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Toshio Hamasaki v. Flotho, Roger J. Traynor

Opinions from 1951

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550.Norris v. San Mateo County Title Co., Roger J. Traynor

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Boren v. State Personnel Bd., Roger J. Traynor

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Earl v. Saks & Co., Roger J. Traynor

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Freedman v. The Rector, Roger J. Traynor

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Greene v. Superior Court in and for City and County of San Francisco, Roger J. Traynor

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Helvey v. Sax, Roger J. Traynor

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In re Knapp's Estate , Roger J. Traynor

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In re Mesner's Estate, Roger J. Traynor

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In re Wieling's Estate, Roger J. Traynor

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Lee On v. Long, Roger J. Traynor

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Malloy v. Fong, Roger J. Traynor

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Otto v. Union Nat. Bank of Pasadena , Roger J. Traynor

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People v. McKay, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Nor Woods, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Nye, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Odle, Roger J. Traynor

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Pridonoff v. Balokovich, Roger J. Traynor

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Raber v. Tumin, Roger J. Traynor

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Royer v. Carter, Roger J. Traynor

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Ruinello v. Murray, Roger J. Traynor

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San Diego County v. McClurken, Roger J. Traynor

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Sanguinetti v. Moore Dry Dock Co., Roger J. Traynor

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Weil v. Weil, Roger J. Traynor

Opinions from 1950

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Baffa v. Johnson, Roger J. Traynor

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Becker v. Becker, Roger J. Traynor

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Cavero v. Franklin General Benev. Soc., Roger J. Traynor

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City of San Diego v. Superior Court in and for San Diego County , Roger J. Traynor

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Clement v. State Reclamation Bd., Sacramento San Joaquin Drainage Dist. , Roger J. Traynor

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Cordoniz v. Cordoniz, Roger J. Traynor

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Coyne v. Krempels, Roger J. Traynor

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Davenport v. Davenport Foundation , Roger J. Traynor

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Estate of Akeley, Roger J. Traynor

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Estate of Sargavak, Roger J. Traynor

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Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation v. Sandberg, Roger J. Traynor

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Federal Oil Co. v. Brower, Roger J. Traynor

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Gardner v. Jonathan Club, Roger J. Traynor

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Gillespie v. City of Los Angeles , Roger J. Traynor

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Golding v. R.K.O. Pictures, Roger J. Traynor

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Hefferan v. Freebairn, Roger J. Traynor

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Hildebrand v. State Bar of Cal., Roger J. Traynor

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Holloway v. Purcell, Roger J. Traynor

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In re Newton's Estate , Roger J. Traynor

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In re Thurston's Estate, Roger J. Traynor

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Key System Transit Lines v. Superior Court of State, in and for Alameda County , Roger J. Traynor

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Kramer v. Superior Court of State, in and for Los Angeles County , Roger J. Traynor

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Little v. Mountain View Dairies, Roger J. Traynor

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Martin ship Service Co. V. City of Los Angeles, Roger J. Traynor

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Mayers v. Loew's Inc. , Roger J. Traynor

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Monarco v. Lo Greco , Roger J. Traynor

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Nunneley v. Edgar Hotel , Roger J. Traynor

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Ornales v. Wigger, Roger J. Traynor

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Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company v. Public Utilities commission of the State of California, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Knowles, Roger J. Traynor

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People v. Mendes , Roger J. Traynor

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Pridonoff v. Balokovich, Roger J. Traynor

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Quader-Kino v. Nebenzal, Roger J. Traynor

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Rediker v. Rediker, Roger J. Traynor

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Riverside Cement Company v. Public Utilities Commission, Roger J. Traynor

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Southern Cal. Jockey Club v. California Horse Racing Bd., Roger J. Traynor

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Stanley v. Columbia Broadcasting System, Roger J. Traynor

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Stock v. Meek , Roger J. Traynor

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The People v. Chessman, Roger J. Traynor

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The People v. City of Los Angeles, Roger J. Traynor

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The People v. Huizenga, Roger J. Traynor

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Timm Aircraft Corporation v. Byram, Roger J. Traynor

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Verdier v. Verdier , Roger J. Traynor

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Warner v. Warner, Roger J. Traynor

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Werner v. Southern Cal. etc. Newspapers, Roger J. Traynor

Opinions from 1949

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Barkis v. Scott, Roger J. Traynor

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Blumberg v. M.&T. Incorporated, Roger J. Traynor

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Chakmakjian v. Lowe, Roger J. Traynor

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City of Fairfield v. Hutcheon, Roger J. Traynor

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Ebert v. State of California, Roger J. Traynor

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Estate of Brunett, Roger J. Traynor

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Estate of Burnison, Roger J. Traynor

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Estate of Garcia, Roger J. Traynor