Thursday, January 6, 2011
. . . and More Goings
Scott Graham at LegalPad notes that "[r]umors circulated a year ago that Moreno would retire if Brown won election for governor. though the justice squelched them at the time." "Whom Brown might appoint to the Supreme Court is a mystery," he concedes.
The LA Times blog reports Justice Moreno "would retire effective Feb. 28." The blog quotes the justice:
"'It has been a truly unique honor and privilege to have served the people of California as a judge for over twenty-four years and, together with my great colleagues on the Court, to have played a modest role in shaping California jurisprudence . . . . I will sincerely miss all who have worked with me at the Court.'"
And the blog speculates Governor Brown may consider appointing 1/3 Justice Martin Jenkins, "a moderate Democrat and former federal judge and Alameda County prosecutor."