Ernest H. Goldsmith
|Ernest H. Goldsmith|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Superior Court of San Francisco, California|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Pete Wilson|
|Preceded by:||Barbara J.R. Jones|
|Past post:||Sole practitioner|
|Past post 2:||Attorney, Riordan & Goldsmith|
|Past term 2:||1974-1976|
|Undergraduate:||University of California, Berkeley, 1957|
|Law School:||Stanford University Law School, 1965|
|Grad. School:||University of California, Berkeley, 1961|
Ernest H. Goldsmith is a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco in California. He was appointed by former governor Pete Wilson in December 1996 to succeed Barbara J.R. Jones. Goldsmith was most recently re-elected in 2010 and his current term expires on January 1, 2017.
- 1996-2017: Judge, Superior Court of San Francisco
- 1976-1996: Sole practitioner
- 1974-1976: Attorney, Riordan & Goldsmith
- 1967-1973: Assistant district attorney, San Francisco District Attorney's Office
Goldsmith was re-elected to a six-year term.
- See also: California judicial elections, 2010
Temporary halt to California Cap-and-Trade Program
In March 2011, Judge Goldsmith declared that California did not explore enough alternatives before adopting its cap-and-trade program in December 2010. The state's Air Resources Board's (ARB) project was challenged by environmental groups that believed the program would unfairly allow polluters in poorer neighborhoods to buy carbon credits in other parts of the state.
- City and County of San Francisco Department of Elections: Local Elected Officials
- San Francisco Gate, "S.F. Attorneys Appointed to Superior Court," December 5, 1996
- California Courts, "Trial Courts Roster"
- CBS San Francisco, "San Francisco Judge Halts California Cap-And-Trade Program," March 22, 2011
- The New York Times, Judge Halts California Emissions Plan," March 21, 2011
- Law 360, "Calif. Cap-And-Trade Plan Gets Appeals Court's OK," June 20, 2012