Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated California Supreme Justice Patricia Guerrero to be the next Chief Justice of California.
Newsom also appointed Alameda Superior Judge Kelli Evans to the state Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy expected to be created by Guerrero’s nomination to Chief Justice.
The sitting chief justice, Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, announced her retirement July 27.
“I am humbled by this nomination to lead our state’s Supreme Court and thank the Governor for entrusting me with this honor,” said Justice Guerrero, according to a California Courts press release. “If confirmed, I look forward to continuing the strides the Court has made under Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye to expand equal