Commission Confirms Appointments to Courts of Appeal
- Judge Martin J. Tangeman, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Six (Ventura). He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Paul H. Coffee.
- Judge Marsha G. Slough, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two (Riverside). She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Betty A. Richli.
(AG Kamala Harris did not attend. She was attending a funeral related to this crash.)
[2/23 update: The DJ's report is Two State Court of Appeal Seats Filled; the MetNews offers Brown C.A. Choices Win Easy Confirmation.]
So, one of many funny moments at the hearing, was Justice Gilbert (speaking on behalf of Judge Tangeman) pointing out that the program incorrectly listed him as "Arthur L. Gilbert." As far as anyone knows, Justice Gilbert has no middle initial. State Bar records, however, do show that there once was a California lawyer named "Arthur L. Gilbert" -- but he was admitted in 1921 and is now deceased. His bar number was 34 (!). 2/6's PJ Arthur Gilbert was admitted in 1964 and his bar number is 34622.