Guide to the Californians to Defeat Rose Bird, 1985-1986

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Guide to the Californians to Defeat Rose Bird, 1985-1986



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Californians to Defeat Rose Bird,
Date (inclusive): 1985-1986
Box Number: 1650-1670
Collector: Byers, Janet
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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Access Points

Bird, Rose Elizabeth
Californians to Defeat Rose Bird
Capitol Punishment--California
Elections--California
Grodin, Joseph R.
Judges--Election
Reynoso, Cruz

Biography

Rose Elizabeth Bird was the first woman ever to serve on the California Supreme Court. She came to California from New York in 1959. In 1965, she received her J.D. degree from the University of Calfiornia, Berkeley. After graduation, she was the first woman ever to clerk for the Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court.
In 1966, she became the first woman hired as a deputy public defender in Santa Clara County. From 1972 to 1974 she taught at Stanford Law School, where she conducted clinical courses in criminal and consumer law. In January 1975, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed her to be the first woman to serve as Cabinet Secretary. She served as Secretary of the Agriculture and Services Agency until her appointment as Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, March 16, 1977.
In 1985 Californians to Defeat Rose Bird and other citizens' groups began a campaign to remove Rose Bird from the Supreme Court. She lost her seat in an election held in 1986.

Contents

Clippings, press releases, notes, flyers, photographs, reports, audio and video tapes regarding the campaign to remove Chief Justice Rose Bird from the California Supreme Court.

Material Transferred from the Collection

Books

  • California Commission on Crime and Punishment, 1985 Report.
  • Eaton, William. Courts Under Siege.
  • Gughemetti, Joseph. The People vs. Rose Bird.
  • Johnson, Phillip E. The Civil Cases: Four Representative Decisions of the California Supreme Court.
  • Johnson, Phillip E. The Court on Trial: The California Judicial Election of 1986. (two copies)
  • Medsger, Betty. Framed: The New Right Attack on Chief Justice Rose Bird and the Courts.
  • Stolz, Preble. Judging Judges: The Investigation of Rose Bird and the California Supreme Court.
  • Supreme Court of California. Practices and Procedures.

Photographs

  • Citizens: Group Pictures: City of Orange Police Dept.
  • Citizens: Group Pictures: Supreme Court Justices
  • Davis, Ed
  • Katz, Richard
  • Reynoso, Cruz
  • Seitz, Amy Sue

Textual File

  • Charts, diagrams, tables, etc.: "You Judge Your Judges Calif. Supreme Court Report Election 1986."
  • Bumper Sticker: "Bye, Bye Birdie."

Related Collections

  • Title: Howard Jarvis Collection

Container List

Box Box 1652:

Background information

 

Supreme Court Justices

Box Box 1653:

Speeches, interviews, etc.

 

Reversals-12/31/85

 

Press Conferences

 

Robert Alton Harris

 

Earl Lloyd Jackson

 

Stevie Lamar Fields

 

Rodney Alcala

 

Stephen Anderson

 

David Balderas

Box Box 1654:

Death Penalty Cases: Bloody Thursday - Hogan

Box Box 1655:

Death Penalty Cases: Leach - Turner

Box Box 1656:

Other cases

Box Box 1657:

Legislation, Supreme Court rulings

Box Box 1658:

Bye Bye Birdie

 

Crime Victims for Court Reform

 

California Coalition for Court Reform

Box Box 1659:

District Attorneys

 

Fact Sheets

 

Supreme Court Information Project

 

Death penalty list

Box Box 1660:

Death Penalty Study

 

Bird Publicity

 

Spending

 

Contributions to Bird

 

Cartoons, polls, editorials, etc.

Box Box 1661:

National Media

 

Death Penalty Materials

 

Anti-Bird Groups

 

Citizens Act

 

National Right to Work

 

Citizens for Law & Order

 

Pro-Life Concil

Box Box 1662:

Anti-Bird Groups

 

Police & Sherriffs

 

Republican Conention

 

Farm Organizations

 

Sen. Jim Nielsen

 

Gov. Deukmejian

 

Davis Crime Commission

 

Pacific Legal Foundation

Box Box 1663:

Pro-Bird Materials

 

Code of Judicial Conduct

 

Politicizing the Judiciary

 

State Bar Speakers Kit

 

Murray Bible

Box Box 1664:

Pro-Bird Groups

 

Committee to Conserve the Courts

 

Keep Politics Out of the Court

 

Lawyers Coalition for Courts

 

Calif. Women Lawyers

Box Box 1665:

Campaign Plans

 

Speakers

 

Member List

 

News Releases

 

Media Fund

 

Fundraising Tapes

 

"The Big Lie"

 

Court Reports

 

Join-up Letter

Box Box 1666:

Depublication

 

Commercials

 

Bumper Sticker

 

Newspaper Clippings

Box Boxes 1667 - 1669:

Clippings

Box Box 1670:

Audio tapes, video tapes