There is a vacancy on the Supreme Court because of Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar’s October retirement. (He announced his retirement 127 days ago.) Until a replacement is appointed, confirmed, and sworn in, the court will enlist Court of Appeal justices to sit pro tem.
The court yesterday announced the pro tems — assigned on a mostly alphabetical basis — for the three-case February calendar. This will be the fifth straight oral argument session with only six permanent justices.
The February pro tems are:
Conservatorship of the Person and Estate of Eric B.: Fourth District, Division Three, Justice Eileen Moore.
In re Christopher L.: Fifth District Justice Rosendo Peña, Jr.
People v. Bloom: First District, Division One, Justice Sandra Margulies.