Gov. Jerry Brown has described pension reform as a “moral obligation.” Here, he outlines his 12-point plan in October 2011. (AP)

In summary

Jerry Brown asked the California Supreme Court to act on an important pension case before he leaves office. The Supreme Court is short-handed because Brown has left a vacancy unfilled for nearly a year.

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