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Friday, February 11, 2011


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Moreno Successor Might Not Be a Judge—Chief Justice


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown’s first Supreme Court appointee might not be a judge, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has told a reporter.

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Politics blog reported Wednesday on an account by the chief justice of her conversation with the governor last week. The two met for two hours on Friday, primarily to discuss the budget, the blog reported.

Cantil-Sakauye said Brown and suggested his appointee would be relatively young, quite possibly a minority and not necessarily a current judge.

“He’s interested in ethnic diversity, he’s looking at academic professor types and also for someone young who will stay awhile,” the blog quoted the chief justice at saying. Cantil-Sakauye said she likely will name appellate justices to fill in after Justice Carlos Moreno retires, which he is slated to do at the end of the month.

Cantil-Sakauye said Brown didn’t mention any names of possible successors, but told her to “call me if you have any ideas” and promised to do the same on his end.


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