Thursday, February 13, 2014

Speculation Swirls (about choice for Kennard's seat)

Yes, the name game begins! Today's DJ has Emily Green following up her scoop about Justice Kennard's retirement with Speculation Swirls About Governor's Choice for State Supreme Court Vacancy (note, article titles between the online DJ and print version often differ: the hardcopy title is Brown Faces Pressure to Nominate A Latino or Black Justice). With so many appellate vacancies statewide, plenty of names that are being vetted might be slotted into this new spot. So let the wild speculation take off...
Justice Martin Jenkins?
Justice Maria Rivera?
Justice James Humes?
Justice Miguel Marquez?
Justice Dennis Perluss?
Justice Jeff Johnson?
District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers?
UCLA Dean Rachel Moran?
Southwestern Prof. Christopher David Ruiz Cameron?
Stanford Prof. Mariano-Florentino Cuellar?
Davis Dean Kevin Johnson?
MALDEF's Thomas Saenz?

As noted in the article, candidates must brush up on their Johns (1 and 2) be prepared to interview with Sutter Brown....