Cantil-Sakauye confirmed as California chief justice

(Bay City News Service) — A state commission in San Francisco on Aug. 25 unanimously confirmed Sacramento appeals court Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to be California’s next chief justice. Cantil-Sakauye, 50, was nominated in July by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to succeed California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George, who will retire on Jan. 2. She was […]

Obama Names Asian Americans to U.S. Court

WASHINGTON — President Obama on April 21 nominated Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi and Edmond E. Chang to United States District Court judgeships. Kobayashi, a nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai‘i, serves as a U.S. magistrate judge for the District of Hawai‘i, a position she has held since 1999. Prior to […]

Obama Nominates UC Berkeley Law Professor to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

President Obama on Feb. 24 nominated University of California at Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu to serve on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Liu, 39, teaches constitutional law and education policy and is associate dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he would […]

Schwarzenegger Appoints Nishigaya as Santa Clara Superior Court Judge

As a child growing up in Orange County, Daniel Nishigaya never imagined that one day he would be a Superior Court judge. Nishigaya, of Sunnyvale, Calif., who was previously a supervising deputy district attorney for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, was one of six appointed to a judgeship in the Santa Clara County […]

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