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Stanford law professor approved for spot on California Supreme Court
Stanford law professor approved for spot on California Supreme Court

A state commission decided unanimously Thursday to confirm the appointment of Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to the California Supreme Court, paving the way for Gov. Jerry Brown’s second high-court nominee this term to take the bench in January. Cuellar’s name will appear on the November ballot for election to a 12-year term. If approved by voters, as expected, Cuellar will take the seat of Justice Marvin R. Baxter, a conservative Republican appointee from Fresno who plans to retire when his term ends in January. The state Commission on Judicial Appointments, headed by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, approved the nomination after an hour-long hearing....

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