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The State

Former California Supreme Court Justice Frank C. Newman criticized opponents of Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird for injecting partisan politics into a nonpartisan election, while state Appeals Court Judge Robert Staniforth called Bird’s opponents “the sleaze parade of 1986.” Their comments were offered at a press conference announcing formation of San Diegans for an Independent Judiciary--where they were joined by former Congressman Jerome Waldie, who called Gov. George Deukmejian’s open opposition to Bird “an unheard-of intrusion by the executive branch into the . . . independence of the judiciary.”


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