January 10, 2011
In the wake of Justice Carlos Moreno’s recent announcement that he will be stepping down from the Court at the end of February, speculation abounds regarding the identity of his replacement. Nate Scott at Southern California Appellate News offers this Short List for our consideration. It is worth paying attention to Mr. Scott’s short lists. Back in July, he successfully flagged Tani Cantil-Sakauye as among the candidates likely to replace then-Chief Justice Ronald M. George. Scott was the only blogger or reporter to do so. We hesitate to guess who will actually replace Justice Moreno except to say that, given the current geographical makeup of the Court, the candidate is somewhat more likely to be a Southern Californian.