Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, November 19, 2001


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Commission on Judicial Appointments Sets Dec. 7 Hearing for Ashmann


By a MetNews Staff Writer


A Dec. 7 confirmation hearing has been scheduled for Judith Ashmann, who was nominated Thursday to Div. Two of this district’s Court of Appeal.

A three-member Commission on Judicial Appointments will hear testimony on the nomination in the Supreme Court courtroom at the Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S. Spring St., at 2 p.m. For Second District appointments, the commission consists of Chief Justice Ronald George, Attorney General Bill Lockyer and the district’s senior presiding justice Joan Dempsey Klein of Div. Three.

The commission is soliciting testimony on the nomination. The deadline for written comments and requests to testify in person is 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Requests to speak must include a summary of the facts on which any testimony or opinion will be based, under the commission’s guidelines.

The commission requests that correspondence be addressed to the chief justice at the Supreme Court, 350 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102, Attention:  Ms. Gale Tunnell, Secretary to the Commission on Judicial Appointments.

Ashmann, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, was named to succeed Justice Candace Cooper, who is awaiting her own confirmation hearing Wednesday for elevation to presiding justice of the newly created Div. Eight. A Wednesday hearing is also scheduled for Judge Paul Boland’s appointment to Div. Eight.

Ashmann is a former deputy probation officer who worked in the District Attorney’s, City Attorney’s and U.S. Attorney’s offices. She was appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1981 and elected to the Superior Court in 1986.

She has spent most of her bench career in the San Fernando Valley.


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