Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Gail Ruderman Feuer Confirmed as Court of Appeal Justice
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Then-Los Angeles Superior Court Judge (now Court of Appeal Justice) Gail Ruderman Feuer testifies yesterday before the Commission on Judicial Appointments. She was sworn in shortly afterward by California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.
The Commission on Judicial Appointments yesterday confirmed the appointment of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gail Ruderman Feuer as a Court of Appeal justice, serving in this district’s Div. Seven.
Speaking in support of confirmation were Div. Seven’s presiding justice, Dennis Perluss, Los Angeles Superior Court Assistant Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile, and Miriam Krinsky, executive director of Fair & Just Prosecution.
Brazile hailed Feuer as “brilliant, outstanding,” and “unquestionably one of the best at what she does.”
He termed her a “compelling legal writer, persuasive, fair, and she follows the law.”
Perluss noted that Feuer previously served a five-month stint as a pro tem in Div. Seven, and has been on assignment there, again, since February.
He said she is “an outstanding colleague who deserves confirmation as an associate justice on our court.”
Krinsky said Feuer “exemplifies the best of our profession.”
Feuer was ranked “well qualified” by the State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, Vice Chair Diane A. Bellas of San Rafael reported.
The commission was comprised of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and Court of Appeal Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert of this district’s Div. Six.
Feuer replaces Justice Norvell “Fred” Woods who retired March 31, 2015.
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