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California Gov. Gets Another Chance To Shape High Court

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March 9, 2017

This week, California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar announced her plans to retire later this year. That gives the state’s governor, Jerry Brown, another chance to shape an increasingly influential state high court. This will mark the fourth time that Brown has been able to nominate a judge to California’s seven-member court. Previously, Brown selected Leondra Kruger, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, and Goodwin Liu – all three graduates of Yale Law School. In a statement, Brown said, “Justice Werdegar has had a remarkable career and California is grateful for her long, dedicated service.”

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