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Jerry Brown Names Law School Professor To California Supreme Court

Publication Date: 
July 22, 2014
The Sacramento Bee - Capitol Alert
David Siders

The Sacramento Bee reports on Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar's nomination for the California Supreme Court. 

Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated a Mexican-born Stanford Law School professor to the California Supreme Court, his office announced Tuesday.

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, 41, was a special assistant for justice and regulatory policy in the Obama White House in 2009 and 2010 and was co-chair of the Obama transition’s immigration policy working group in 2008 and 2009, the governor’s office said.


“I am enormously honored by Governor Brown's nomination, and if confirmed, I look forward to serving the people of California on our state's highest court,” Cuéllar said in a prepared statement.

Cuéllar is married to U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California. They have two children.