November 5, 2014

Supreme Court justices retained, confirmed

California voters yesterday overwhelmingly retained Justices Kathryn Werdegar and Goodwin Liu and confirmed Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar for seats on the Supreme Court.  Each won between 66 and 72 percent “yes” votes statewide.  That’s about the same voter approval rates as four years ago when Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye was confirmed and Justices Chin and Moreno were retained.

Cuéllar will join the court on January 5, when Justice Baxter’s term expires.  Both he and Werdegar will not be on the ballot again until 2026.  Liu does not face the voters again until 2022.  Why?  It’s all explained here.


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