California’s first Latina state Supreme Court justice could be the next chief justice with Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing Wednesday he was nominating Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero to the post.
Guerrero, whose appointment was confirmed in March, must have voters approve her appointment this fall. She would replace Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye who decided not to run for re-election and whose term ends Jan. 2, 2023.
Newsom also made his third high court appointment, tapping Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to serve as an associate justice with Guerrero’s elevation.
Evans has broad experience throughout the non-profit, private, and public ...