July 27, 2010

How do you pronounce Cantil-Sakauye?

For those who practice before the California Supreme Court, the nomination of Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye raises an important question: how do you pronounce her last name?

The correct pronunciation is “cahn-TEEL sah-kah-OO-way.” But you don’t have to take our word for it. This article, this article, and this one all agree.

If Justice Cantil-Sakauye is confirmed, most lawyers appearing before the Supreme Court will probably take the safe route and just say “Madam Chief Justice.”

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