Commission Confirms Appointments to Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Second and Third Appellate Districts

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August 28, 2014
Commission Confirms Appointments to Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Second and Third 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 California Supreme Court (San Francisco), Second Appellate District (Los Angeles), and to the Third Appellate District (Sacramento).

  • Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California (San Francisco). He fills the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Associate Justice Marvin R. Baxter on January 4, 2015.
  • Mr. Jonathan K. Renner, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District (Sacramento). He fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Associate Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to Chief Justice of California in 2011.
  • Judge Lee S. Edmon, as Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three (Los Angeles). She fills the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Presiding Justice Joan Dempsey Klein on January 4, 2015.
  • Judge Brian M. Hoffstadt, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Two (Los Angeles). He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Kathyrn D. Todd.

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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