There is a vacancy on the Supreme Court because of Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar’s retirement last month. Until a replacement is appointed, confirmed, and sworn in, the court will enlist Court of Appeal justices to sit pro tem.
All three pro tems are women, which means the December cases will be heard by a majority-female court. The court had a permanent female majority for a number of years until Justice Kathryn Werdegar’s retirement in 2017.
The December pro tems are:
Berroteran v. Superior Court: Second District, Division Four, Presiding Justice Nora Manella.
Lopez v. Ledesma: Fifth District Justice Kathleen Meehan.
Sheen v. Wells Fargo Bank: Fourth District, Division One, Presiding Justice Judith McConnell.