first movers

America’s First Out Judge Mary Morgan Retires

Mary Morgan, who became America’s first out judge in 1981 when she was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown, announced she’s retiring from the San Francisco bench some thirty years later. The successor to the sixty-five-year-old, who spent 20 years as a judge while also assuming gigs at the Justice Department and a domestic violence legal clinic, will also be chosen by Brown. He’s the governor again, ya know.