Cruz Reynoso is 90 years old. The cause of his death has not been disclosed.
Oroville, California — Cruz Reynoso, the son of a migrant worker, worked in farmland as a child and became the Hispanic prime minister of California’s Supreme Court. He is 90 years old this year.
Reynoso’s son Londel Reynoso said that Reynoso died in a nursing home in Oroville on Friday. The cause of his death has not been disclosed.
During his ten-year legal career, Reynoso played an important role in the movement to improve the condition of the poorest workers in California, especially Mexican agricultural workers like his parents, and guided many minority students to careers on the right. .
As the director of California Rural Legal Aid (CRLA), California’s first federally funded state legal aid program in the late 1960s, Reynoso took the lead to ensure that farm workers use crop sanitation facilities and prohibit the use of crops. The carcinogenic pesticide DDT.
One of the most important cases won by CRLA under the guidance of Reynolds was a group of Spanish-speaking students whose school misjudged them and arranged them in classes with people with special needs because they were only learning English.
In 1970, a class action lawsuit representing Latino students in the town of Soledad in Monterey County ended the practice of providing English QI tests to Spanish-speaking students.
Reynoso left CRLA in 1972 to study law and was later assigned to the Third District Court of Appeals in Sacramento. In 1982, Governor Jerry Brown appointed him as a judge of the California Supreme Court, becoming the first Latino in the state’s Supreme Court.
During his five-year tenure on the state Supreme Court, Reynoso won respect with compassion, but he was the target of a campaign, a supporter of the movement to the death penalty, his president Rose Bird and the president In the lead, the supporters of the death penalty were impeached. Judge Gridin has a soft spot for crime. In 1987, all three were removed from office.
He and Jeannene Reynoso had been married for 52 years until her death in 2007. He married Elaine Reynoso for the second time in 2008. She died in 2017.
Cruz Reynoso has four children and two stepchildren.