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Martin J. Jenkins

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Martin J. Jenkins
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Current Court Information:
California First District Court of Appeal
Title:   Associate justice
Position:   Third Division
Salary:  $207,463
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Active:   2008-1/2015
Past post:   Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Past term:   1997-2008
Personal History
Born:   1953
Undergraduate:   Santa Clara University, 1976
Law School:   University of San Francisco School of Law, 1980
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  First District Court of Appeal
Position:  Retention
State:  California
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  77.6%ApprovedA

Martin J. Jenkins is a justice on the First District Court of Appeal, Third Division of the California Courts of Appeal. He was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2008 and was confirmed that April. His current term expires in January 2015.[1] He ran for retention in 2014.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: California judicial elections, 2014
Jenkins was retained to the First District Court of Appeal with 77.6% of the vote on November 4, 2014.[2][3]
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2010

On November 2, 2010, Jenkins was retained to the California First District Court of Appeal with 76.4% of the vote.[4]

See also: California judicial elections, 2010

Education

Jenkins received his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University in 1976 and his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1980.[5][6]

Career

Federal court appointment

Jenkins was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by President Bill Clinton on July 24, 1997, to a seat vacated by Eugene Lynch. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 9, 1997, and received the commission on November 12, 1997. Jenkins served on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California until his resignation on April 3, 2008. Jenkins was succeeded in this position by Edward Chen.[6]

Awards and associations

Awards

  • 1998: St. Thomas More Award, St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco[6]

Notable cases

Global warming (2007)

Federal judge Martin Jenkins tossed a lawsuit filed by state of California against the six largest auto makers in the world. The suit sought to hold the car companies liable for their contributions to global warming, but Jenkins ruled that it was inappropriate for the courts to make that decision before the other branches of government acted upon it and that it was currently impossible to calculate the auto companies' impact on global pollution.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Eugene Lynch
Northern District of California
1997–2008
Seat #9
Succeeded by:
Edward Chen



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