Commission Confirms Appointments to Courts of Appeal

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December 10, 2014

Commission Confirms Appointments to Courts of Appeal, First and Fifth Appellate Districts


SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today confirmed the following appointments by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to the First Appellate District (San Francisco), and to the Fifth Appellate District (Fresno).

  • Judge M. Bruce Smith, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District (Fresno). He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Rebecca A. Wiseman.
  • Judge Marla J. Miller, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Two (San Francisco). She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Paul R. Haerle.
  • Mr. Jon B. Streeter, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four (San Francisco). He will fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Justice James M. Humes to Presiding Justice of the First Appellate District, Division One.

The appointments were approved by a unanimous vote at the public hearings held in the Supreme Court Courtroom in the Ronald M. George State Office Complex, Earl Warren Building, 350 McAllister Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco.

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