Former SD appellate judge nominated for chief justice of state high court

A former San Diego appellate justice was nominated by Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday, Aug. 10, to serve as chief justice of the California Supreme Court. Patricia Guerrero, who made history as the first Latina to serve on the state’s highest court, will be the first Latina to serve as California’s chief justice if confirmed. Guerrero, 50, of Coronado would replace Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who announced last month that she would not seek another term. “Justice Guerrero has established herself as a widely respected jurist with a formidable intellect and command of the law and deep commitment to equal justice and public service,” Newsom said in a statement. “A first-generation Californian from the Imperial Valley, Justice Guerrero broke barriers as California's first Lati
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