California Courts

The Influence of the California Supreme Court

There are apparently a couple articles out there ranking California’s courts, and its Supreme Court, tops in the nation . . . whatever that means. I say “apparently” because I have to take others’ words for it. I’m way too busy to read the articles themselves.

For those of you with time, the more recent of the two is here (hat tip: Civil Procedure Prof Blog). Texas Appellate Law Blog has a PDF download of the earlier article.

One nugget I gleaned in my quick skim of the more recent article: while the first study ranked California’s Supreme Court #1 in influence on other states, a survey by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce (PDF download) rated the California court system as a whole as only 44th best (or 7th worst, depending on how you look at it) in the nation. Go figure.


  • HH

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    With all best wishes,
    Public Realtions Advisor

  • Greg May


    The typo in your comment made me think that “Presiding” had been misspelled in big, bold type at the top of my blog for over a year. You have no idea how relieved I was to see that the typo was yours.