Did You Know?
It is easy to be popular. It is not easy to be just.
She served for 10 years as the 25th Chief Justice of California from 1977 to 1987. She was the first female Justice, and first female Chief Justice, on that court, appointed by then Governor Jerry Brown. In the November 1986 state election she also became the only Chief Justice in California history to be removed from office by the voters.