Cal. Litig. 2019, Volume 32, Number 3
- A Journey to a Paramount Moment in International Dispute Resolution: the Singapore Convention
- An Honorarium to Stan Bachrack
- California-Federal Procedural Contrast: Conjecture About Selected Differences
- Choosing and Using Case Authority: Tips and Ethics for Litigators
- Climate Change Comes to the Ninth Circuit: Juliana v. U.S. Tests a Novel Due Process Claim with Far-Reaching Implications for Environmental Litigation
- Editor's Foreword Still Flying High
- From the Section Chair 2019 Was Great; Let's Make 2020 Better
- Is It Time for a Major Shift in Thinking About Under-Publication of Court of Appeal Opinions in California?
- Letters To the Editor
- Out with the Old, in with the New - Try an Updated Approach to Jury Selection
- Roberts Rules: the Census and Gerrymandering Cases
- Table of Contents
- The California Supreme Court, 2018-2019: the Rise of the Brown Court?
- The Browns of California: the Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation
The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation
By Miriam Pawel
Reviewed by Marc Alexander
Marc Alexander is a mediator and a litigator at AlvaradoSmith APC. He authors California Mediation and Arbitration (www.calmediation.org) and is a co-contributor to California Attorney’s Fees (www.calattorneysfees.com). He is a member of the California Litigation Editorial Board.
Miriam Pawel, an independent scholar, award-winning journalist, and author of books about Cesar Chavez and his union organizing crusades, has now written an excellent and leisurely family history of the Browns of California that also serves as a window on the political history of our state. No family has done more to serve and shape California than the Browns. Pat Brown served as Governor, Attorney General, and District Attorney of San Francisco; Jerry Brown served twice as Governor, as Attorney General, as Mayor of Oakland, as Chair of the California Democratic Party, and as Secretary of State; Pat’s daughter, Kathleen Brown served as State Treasurer; Pat’s brother, Harold Brown, served as Justice on the Court of Appeal; and, Pat’s granddaughter Kathleen Kelly is a Superior Court Judge in San Francisco. If one theme unites this extraordinary family, it is a calling to civic service.