California Justice Resigns - State and Federal Communications

November 9, 2021  •  

California Justice Resigns

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California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentine Cuellar has resigned to become president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after serving as a justice for seven years.

Gov. Newsom will be tasked with appointing a replacement.

To remain a justice, the appointee will have to stand for retention in an election during the next gubernatorial race.

Once an appointed judge wins their retention election, the judge will serve a 12-year term.

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