Summary: California Supreme Court justice who was named to the post after voters ousted three state justices in 1986 including Rose Bird (who kept overturning death penalty cases), who as a conservative upheld 15 death penalty convictions (however there have only been 7 executions in California since 1986).
Cause of Death: Illness
Born: October 4, 1924
Died: May 23, 2003
Location: Long Beach, California