Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, October 30, 2001


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Confirmation Hearing for Appellate Nominee Aronson Set for Nov. 21


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Commission on Judicial Appointments has scheduled a Nov. 21 confirmation hearing in Los Angeles for Orange Superior Court Judge Richard Aronson, nominated by Gov. Gray Davis to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three.

The hearing will begin at noon in the courtroom of the Ronald Reagan Building.

Aronson was nominated Friday to fill one of two new positions in the Fourth Appellate District created by a Senate bill that went into effect Jan. 1. There is also a vacancy in the district because of the retirement of Justice Thomas Crosby on June 1.

Aronson has been serving on the Court of Appeal as a Justice Pro Tempore since last October.

When considering nominations in the Fourth District, the commission consists of† Chief Justice Ronald M. George, Attorney General Bill Lockyer, and Court of Appeal Presiding Justice Daniel J. Kremer of Div. One, the senior presiding justice in the district.

The deadline for written comment on the nomination, or to notify the commission that one wishes to speak at the hearing, is Nov. 14, 5 p.m. The commission requested† that communications be addressed to the chief justice at 350 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, Attention:† Ms. Gale Tunnell, Secretary to the Commission on Judicial Appointments.

Requests to speak must include a summary of the facts on which any testimony or opinion will be based.

The commission is already scheduled the same day to consider two appointments to the newly created Div. Eight of this districtís Court of Appeal.

Earlier this month Davis named Court of Appeal Justice Candace Cooper of this districtís Div. Two to be presiding justice of the new Div. Eight and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul Boland, also to serve on Div. Eight..


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