| Carol Corrigan|
Janice Rogers Brown
| August 16, 1948 (age 67)
Stockton, California (1948-08-16) |
Holy Names College
UC Hastings College of the Law
Holy Names University, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
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Carol Corrigan Wikipedia
Carol Ann Corrigan (born August 16, 1948) is an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court.
Corrigan, the daughter of a newspaperman and a homemaker, grew up in the San Joaquin Valley city of Stockton, California. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School in Stockton, and attended the then women-only Catholic Holy Names College in Oakland, graduating in 1970. After a brief stint in a graduate program in psychology, Corrigan enrolled at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Hastings Law Journal. She received her Juris Doctor degree in 1975 and was admitted to the California bar the same year.
Corrigan worked as a prosecutor in Alameda County, California from 1975, and as a senior prosecutor from 1985 until 1987 when she was appointed to the county's Municipal Court. In 1991 she became a Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court, the state's principal trial court there. In 1994, Governor Pete Wilson appointed her as an Associate Justice in the California Court of Appeal, First District. She was elected to a term later in 1994, and re-elected in 1998. There, she served on a commission that overhauled the state's court rules.
Corrigan is unmarried and has resided in and around Oakland, California for most of her adult life.
On December 9, 2005, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger nominated her to the Supreme Court of California, to replace Justice Janice Rogers Brown. Corrigan was confirmed in this position January 4, 2006.
Corrigan's notable opinions include a March 2, 2017 ruling in City of San Jose v. Superior Court, that emails and text messages on personal devices of government employees are subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act. In 2011, she authored the majority opinion in Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City of Manhattan Beach, in which the court upheld a city ordinance banning plastic bags, reversing the appellate court. In 2008, she wrote a dissent in the same-sex marriage case, In re Marriage Cases.