Some news from NoCal . . .
Governor Schwarzenegger has appointed Charles S. Poochigian as associate justice of the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District. Poochigian ran as the Republican nominee for Attorney General in 2006. He has served as a private practice attorney, state assemblyman and senator, and Appointments Secretary for Gov. Pete Wilson.
Numerous sources, including CalLaw's Legal Pad, are reporting the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE, or "Jenny"), has deemed Poochigian "not qualified" for the position. Details are bound to follow . . .