In a courtroom electric with pride from colleagues on the bench and leaders of the Filipino legal community, California chief justice nominee Tani Cantil-Sakauye was confirmed Wednesday by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. If further confirmed by the electorate in November, she will become the 28th leader of the state's judicial branch. Cantil-Sakauye, whose parents cut sugar cane in Hawaii and harvested crops in California, would give the Supreme Court a female majority and its first Filipino-American justice.
Judicial Committee Unanimously Confirms California's First Filipina-American Chief Justice
August 26, 2010