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Sep 10, 2014 Kent L. Richland
Next-up: the Cantil-Sakauye High Court, L.A. Daily Journal (Sept. 10, 2014).

In a guest column on the front page of the September 10, 2014 Daily Journal, Kent Richland observes that, contrary to received wisdom, Governor Brown’s new appointments to the California Supreme Court may not have a much of an impact on the outcome of the Court’s civil cases. His analysis comprehensively discusses the high court’s 2014 civil opinions, noting that 75% of them were unanimous and that dissent for doctrinal reasons was remarkably rare.