Lawyer and Judge Lorenzo Sawyer

Title

Lawyer and Judge Lorenzo Sawyer

Description

During Lorenzo Sawyer’s career on the senate, he made history and took a step forward for environmental rights. In 1884, the case of Woodruff v. North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company hit the court. During the Gold Rush, the Company was using hydraulic mining which was destroying farm land. He handed down what was later known as the Sawyer Decision which ended the use of hydraulic mining. It was the first environmental controversy in California, as well as being one of the first major environmental decisions.</span></p>
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Creator

Thors Instantenous Photographs, San Francisco

Date

August 2 1890

Source

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Rights

A photograph of Lorenzo Sawyer, an American lawyer, judge, Chief Justice of California, and the first judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Publisher

University of California

Contributor

University of California

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

9th Circuit, California, Court of Appeals, Environment, Judge, Lawyer, Lorenzo Sawyer, Mining

Coverage

California

Files

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Reference

Thors Instantenous Photographs, San Francisco, Lawyer and Judge Lorenzo Sawyer, University of California, August 2 1890

Cite As

Thors Instantenous Photographs, San Francisco, “Lawyer and Judge Lorenzo Sawyer,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/200.