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Alex Linder
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Alex Linder

[background of judge who tried to ban homeschooling in California]

California Justice H. Walter Croskey wrote in a February 28th, 2008has ruled that, “Parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children.”


Justice H. Walter Croskey


Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 3 (November 20, 1987 - Present); rating received from Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (October 21, 1987): "Exceptionally Well Qualified."

Judge of the Superior Court, County of Los Angeles (January 4, 1985 - November 20, 1987)

Civil trial attorney for 23 years practicing in both state and federal courts; practice emphasized commercial, business and real estate litigation (May 1, 1962 - January 4, 1985)

U.S. Navy (JAG), Commissioned Officer (May 1, 1959 - April 30, 1962)

Admitted to Practice
California - January 1959
District of Columbia - June 1960
U.S. Supreme Court - February 1962
U.S. Court of Military Appeals - October 1959


University of Southern California Law Center, LLB/JD (June 1958)
University of Southern California, School of Public Administration, B.S.
(Major: Law Enforcement and Police Administration), Magna Cum Laude (June 1955)


Bernard S. Jefferson Award, Distinguished Service in Judicial Education, California Judges Association, 1992
Roger J. Traynor Memorial Award - Appellate Justice of the Year, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
Distinguished Service Award - Jurist of the Year, Judicial Council of California, 1994
Jurist of the Year Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1998


Member, Judicial Council Appellate Standing Advisory Committee 1993 - 1995
Chair, Judicial Council Ad Hoc Committee on Trial Court Funding 1990 - 1992
Chair, Second Appellate District Court Reporter - OSC Panel 1989 - 1995
Member, State-Federal Judicial Council 1989 - Present
Member, Executive Committee of the Los Angeles Superior Court 1986 - 1987
Co-Chair, "Fast Track" (AB 3300) Rule Drafting Committee, Los Angeles Superior Court - 1987


* “Litigation Cost Shifting, An Economical Path to Court Reform”, which proposed a statutory modification to the so-called “American Rule” in California regarding the award of attorneys fees in civil litigation, published in the Los Angeles Lawyer (Vol. 8, No. 6, September 1985)
* “Bad Faith: The Expansion of Tort Remedies in Non-Insurance Litigation”, published in the Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal (Vol. 19, No. 4, Fall 1985)
* “Bad Faith in California - Its History, Development and Current Status”, American Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Law Journal (Vol. XXVI, No. 3, Spring 1991)
* “Understanding and Applying The Hearsay Rule”, published in the Los Angeles Lawyer (Vol. 14, No. 11, February 1992); (co-author)
* “Avoiding Evidence Pitfalls”, published in the Los Angeles Lawyer (Vol. 15, No. 1, March 1992); (co-author)
* California Practice Guide, Insurance Litigation (3 volumes), The Rutter Group (co-author), published 1995
* “The Doctrine of Reasonable Expectations in California: A Judge's View”, Connecticut Insurance Law Journal (Vol. 5, No. 1, 1998-1999)


* Born August 2, 1933, Los Angeles, California
* Married, 2 Children
* Elder, Presbyterian Church (Pacific Palisades, California)

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