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Patricia Guerrero, the child of an immigrant cowboy, an environmental lawyer, a trial judge and an appellate justice, was confirmed to serve on the California Supreme Court as the first Latino Supreme Justice in the state’s 118-justice-long history.

“I am honored and deeply humbled by this opportunity. I am mindful of the solemn responsibilities and I commit to fulfilling and discharging those responsibilities, applying the values that my parents instilled in me, I promise to uphold the rule of law, and to uphold the values of this state, and our country. Thank you,” Guerrero said at the end of her confirmation hearing.

Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated her Feb.

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