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State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico
State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar — a Mexican immigrant and Stanford administrative law professor nominated Tuesday to the California Supreme Court — says he  discovered the power of the law while living with his family on the U.S. border. “The government had the power to establish legal rules about matters such as immigration and public safety, but the border was porous, making it difficult to reconcile theory and practice,” he once told Stanford Lawyer, an in-house publication of Stanford Law School. “I learned  the world is complicated and messy, and people’s lives are affected not only by how law is written but how it’s enforced.” ...

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