Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, June 22, 2006


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Governor Names San Diego, Alameda Superior Court Judges


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named three judges to the superior courts in Alameda and San Diego counties.

Edward Allard III, an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California since 1988, was named to the San Diego Superior Court late Tuesday to succeed Judge Wesley R. Mason, who retired.

Allard, 52, is a graduate of Boston College and Western New England College of Law and is a former lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for the United States Navy.

Schwarzenegger named Kathleen M. Banke and Kevin Murphy to the Alameda Superior Court.

Banke, 53, is an appellate practitioner and a partner in the law firm of Reed Smith. She has worked for that firm and its predecessor since 1982, prior to which she clerked for U.S. District Judge Milton Schwartz.

She is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and earned her law degree at the University of Colorado. Banke succeeds Judge William McKinstry, who retired.

Murphy, 49, has served as a deputy district attorney for Alameda County since 1985.† He is a graduate of Occidental College and the University of San Francisco School of Law and fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Peggy Hora.

Banke and Allard are Republicans. Murphy is a Democrat.


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