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Inventory of the Judicial Council of California Records
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The records of the Judicial Council of California consist of 17 cubic feet of textual records that cover the years 1926-1962. The Judicial Council records reflect the administration and operations of the California court system.
At the 1926 General Election, the voters passed Proposition 27 which created the Judicial Council of California as an effort to provide efficiency in the administration of justice. The constitutional amendment added Section 1a and amended Sections 6, 7, and 8 of Article VI to the California Constitution. The proposition provided that the Judicial Council would be composed of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and ten other members to be appointed by the Chief Justice. These members were as follows: one Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, three Justices of the District Court of Appeal, four judges of superior courts, one judge of a police or municipal court, and one judge of an inferior court. The amendment specified that the Chief Justice was the chairman of the Council.
17 cubic feet of textual records
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While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.