Martin J. Jenkins was confirmed Tuesday by the Commission on Judicial Appointments as a justice of the California Supreme Court.
The Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation had found him to be “exceptionally well qualified” which is the highest rating.
He served as a justice of the First District Court of Appeal from 2008-19 and from 1997-2008 sat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Most recently, he was the judicial appointments secretary.
The commission was comprised of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and First District Court of Appeal Presiding Justice J. Anthony Kline.
Jenkins replaces Justice Ming Chin, who retired.
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