Brown nominates Stanford Law school professor to California Supreme Court
July 22, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown nominated Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar on Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the California Supreme Court. [Mercury News]
Cuellar, known as “Tino,” is in line to replace Justice Marvin Baxter, who recently announced that he would retire at the end of the year. A three-member commission that includes Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Attorney General Kamala Harris need to confirm Cueller.
By nominating Cullar now, he can then be placed on the November ballot for voter approval for a full-year term.
“Tino Cuellar is a renowned scholar,” the governor said in a statement. “His vast knowledge and even temperament will, without question, add further luster to our highest court.”