Cruz Reynoso

Cruz Reynoso

Cruz Reynoso is a civil rights lawyer, professor emeritus of law, and the first Chicano Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court . He also served on the California Third District Court of Appeal. In 1986, along with two other members of the California Supreme Court—Chief Justice Rose Bird and Associate Justice Joseph Grodin—Reynoso became one of only three State Supreme Court justices ever recalled and ousted by voters under California's judicial-retention election system. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Cruz Reynoso has 21 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1991 Senate Committee. The year with the most videos was 2001 with 10 videos as a Vice Chair. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2007 with an average of 178 views per program. Most appearances with Mary Frances Berry (16), Christopher Edley Jr. (14), Yvonne Lee (11). Most common tags: Election 2000, Civil Rights, Election Procedures.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2000 - Present Vice Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Videos: 16 c. August 7, 1995 - Present Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Videos: 0


Chief Justice, California Supreme Court c. January 15, 1991 - c. August 7, 1995 Videos: 5

Recent Appearances

  • Ruling in Controversial Cases

    Ruling in Controversial Cases

    Four judges who ruled in controversial cases talked about the pitfalls of presiding over high-profile cases, judicial independence, and how…

  • Voting and Election Reform

    Voting and Election Reform

    Witnesses testified before the commission on election reform. They spoke about efforts to reduce or eliminate barriers confronting…

  • 2004 Elections and Civil Rights

    2004 Elections and Civil Rights

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights heard testimony regarding preparations for the 2004 election. Among the specific topics…

  • Civil Rights Issues

    Civil Rights Issues

    Commissioners debated a proposed appointment to the commission by President Bush. At issue was the length of commissioners' terms…

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