Judicial Council data shows that, “[f]or the 15th straight year, California’s judicial bench has grown more diverse,” a Council news release reports this week.

In the news release, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is quoted as saying, “As the first Asian-Filipina American and the second woman to serve as the state’s chief justice, I’m pleased that California’s judiciary continues to grow more diverse.  Thanks in large part to recent appointments from Governor Gavin Newsom and his predecessor Governor Jerry Brown, our courts are more reflective of the rich tapestry of people we serve.”