California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wears many hats. In addition to her role as the state’s top jurist, she serves as Chair of the Judicial Council and Chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments.
In the latter role, she announced this week that the Commission has confirmed three of Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointments to the California Court of Appeal.
So who are the newly-elevated judges? Judge Adrienne M. Grover, Judge Rosendo Peña, Jr., and James M. Humes.
Let's discuss where they are coming from and where they will go.
All three of the appointments were approved by a unanimous vote at public hearings held at the California Supreme Court.
Though the newly-confirmed appointees are probably eager to get their justice on, they'll have fewer opportunities to do so in the coming weeks. California courts will be closed for the holidays on Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1.