|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California|
March 1, 1996
|Nominated by||Pete Wilson|
|Preceded by||Armand Arabian|
August 31, 1942 |
Klamath Falls, Oregon, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Carol Joe (m. 1971)|
|Children||Jennifer and Jason|
|Alma mater||University of San Francisco (B.A., J.D.)|
Ming William Chin (Chinese: 陳惠明; pinyin: Chén Huìmíng; born August 31, 1942) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. He was appointed to the California Supreme Court by Governor Pete Wilson on January 25, 1996, and confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments and sworn in on March 1, 1996. He was retained by the electorate in 1998 and 2010. Justice Chin is of Asian descent.
He authored the most majority opinions at the Supreme Court during 1997, his first full term.
He is well-known among California employment lawyers as one of the four current authors of the Rutter Group practice guide on employment litigation.
- High school diploma, Bellarmine College Preparatory, 1960
- B.A., Political Science, University of San Francisco, 1964
- J.D., Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1967
In August 2011, an ethics complaint was filed with the California Commission of Judicial Performance against Justice Chin because of his involvement with a non-profit entity which caters exclusively to Asian-Americans.[self-published source] In November 2011, and while the complaint was pending, Justice Chin abruptly quit said entity which caters exclusively to Asian American.[self-published source] The non-profit at issue is Pasadena-based Center for Asian-American United for Self Empowerment ("CAUSE"), which allegedly spends the money it collects for the purpose of voter-registration of API, as well as to lobby for furthering the appointments of APIs to various governmental positions.[self-published source]
- "California Courts: Courts: Supreme Court: Justices: Associate Justice Ming W. Chin". Judicial Council of California. December 2, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-02.
- (pdf) Statement of Vote, November 3, 1998, General Election (Report). Secretary of State of California. 1998-12-12. http://vote98.sos.ca.gov/Final/sov/SOV98.pdf. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
- (pdf) Statement of Vote, November 2, 2010, General Election (Report). Secretary of State of California. 2011-01-06. p. 16. http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2010-general/complete-sov.pdf. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
- "Full Biography for Ming William Chin". Smart Voter '98. 3 November 1998. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California
1996 – present