Justice William Bedsworth, California Court of Appeals for the Fourth District If you had told me 50 years ago that when I reached 70 I’d be working nights and weekends, I would have dropped out of law school and gone into aluminum siding. I’ve always said that if I’d had a decent high school guidance counselor I’d be doing play-by-play for the Lodi Crushers instead of trying to divine legislative intent.
William W. Bedsworth. Justice Tom Crosby, who graced our court from its inception in 1981 to his retirement in 2001, used to say the primary requirement for appointment to the Court of Appeal was owning at least four pairs of Dockers. When I first came to the court on assignment in 1994, he came into my office one day and announced, “You’ve worn a tie three days in a row; if you wear one again tomorrow, we’ll cut it off.” As a joke, I came in the next day in a Hawaiian shirt.
The sartorial tradition of our court has always been one of informality. We are on public display for only one week a month, during oral arguments. The rest of the time we are in our offices researching and writing. This premium content is reserved for The Recorder subscribers. Continue reading by getting started with a subscription. Already a subscriber? Log in now
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Selecting a term
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