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Santa Clara County Superior Court

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The Superior Court of Santa Clara County is the California Superior Court for Santa Clara County, California, which includes the city of San Jose.

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
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Jurisdiction California
Santa Clara County
Composition method Non-partisan election
Authorized by Constitution of California
Decisions are appealed to California Court of Appeal
6th Appellate District
Website www.scscourt.org
Presiding Judge
Currently The Honorable
Patricia M. Lucas

The doctrine of corporate personhood in US law is commonly traced to the 1886 decision of the United States Supreme Court in Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad, which started in this court. In August 2016, hundreds of clerks in the Santa Clara court system went on strike for better wages. One striking clerk had been living in a homeless shelter since November 2015.[1]

Contents

CourthousesEdit

Closed
  • Park Center Family Court, Downtown San Jose (closed August 15, 2016)
  • Notre Dame Courthouse, Notre Dame Avenue, Downtown San Jose (closed August 22, 2016)
  • Ruff Drive Courthouse, Ruff Drive, San Jose (closed 2008)[2]
  • Sunnyvale Courthouse, Sunnyvale (closed August 15, 2016)
  • Terraine Courthouse, Terraine Street, Downtown San Jose (closed August 22, 2016)

JudgesEdit

PresentEdit

According to the judicial roster of the California judiciary, as of June 2016, the following judges serve on the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County:[3]

Notable past judgesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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