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Governor Still Mum On Supreme Court Vacancy

Publication Date: 
April 29, 2011
The Recorder
Kate Moser

Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar is mentioned by Kate Moser in The Recorder as a possible candidate to fill the seat left vacant by Carlos Moreno on the California Supreme Court.

It's been four months since Carlos Moreno said he'd be stepping down from the California Supreme Court. Mired in the budget fight, Gov. Jerry Brown has yet to name a replacement pick, so the court this week will once again feature a revolving cast of appellate justices in that seventh seat.

It's something the court may have to get used to. "That could go on for some period of time while he looks for his special candidate," said the state's most senior appellate justice, Joan Dempsey Klein of the Second District Court of Appeal.


Those three potential candidates were Saenz; Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar; and Cameron. None returned phone calls last week.