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All Of Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
California State Court of Appeal; District 2; Division 8 Voter Information

12 Year Term.

Established by a constitutional amendment in 1904, the Courts of Appeal are California's intermediate courts of review. California has six appellate districts, each with at least one division. The six appellate districts are composed of 19 divisions and 105 justices.

Each division has one Presiding Justice and two or more associate justices, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The appointments are confirmed by the public at the next general election; justices also come before voters at the end of their 12-year terms. Vote "Yes" to confirm each of the following justices; vote "No" to oppose confirmation.

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (6098/6098)
Candidates (Vote Yes or No for Each)
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Candace D. Cooper
950,934 / 74.6% Yes votes ...... 322,932 / 25.4% No votes

(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)

  • Occupation: Presiding Justice
  • Addr: 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Laurence D. Rubin
906,033 / 71.4% Yes votes ...... 363,638 / 28.6% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, 2000-2001, Santa Monica Municipal Court, 1982-2000
  • Vice President, California Judges Assn, 1996-1997, Chair of Judicial Ethics Comm. 1993-1994
  • Received Professional and Academic Achievement Awards from Los Angeles County Bar Assn. and UCLA
  • Private law practice, 1973-1982
  • Law Clerk, California Supreme Court Justice Stanley Mosk, 1971-1972
  • Graduate UCLA School of Law,1971; Undergraduate UCLA, B.A., Political Science, 1968
  • To decide all cases fairly, promptly and without bias
  • Maintain the independence of the judiciary
  • Insure that the public has access to, and understands, the judicial system
Paul Boland
899,570 / 71.4% Yes votes ...... 360,035 / 28.6% No votes

  • Occupation: Associate Justice
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, 1981-2001; Juvenile Court Presiding Judge, 1989-1991
  • Professor of Law, Associate Dean and Director of Clinical Legal Education, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, 1970-1981
  • Attorney, Western Center on Law and Poverty, 1968-1970
  • Research Attorney, United States District Court, 1967-1968
  • Law Degrees, University of Southern California and Georgetown University
  • Enhance public access to the justice system and improve efficient operations of the appellate courts
  • Decide cases fairly and without bias
  • Treat litigants who appear before the court with respect and civility

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