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current01:30, 19 April 2016Thumbnail for version as of 01:30, 19 April 2016920 × 920 (110 KB)JthillerHigher resolution version.
05:11, 19 April 2013Thumbnail for version as of 05:11, 19 April 2013134 × 134 (12 KB)Illegitimate Barristercropped, transparency
10:45, 2 October 2011Thumbnail for version as of 10:45, 2 October 2011150 × 148 (10 KB)SreeBot(Original text) : Use of this image constitutes fair use in Supreme Court of California and any articles on cases decided by that body as it indicates the symbol used by the court with respect to such cases. Official seal of the [[Supreme Court
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