Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday refused to say when he intends to fill a state Supreme Court vacancy or why he’s taken so long to name a replacement for Associate Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar.

Meeting with reporters in a post-election press conference in Sacramento, Brown said he’s “taking his time” finding the right candidate for the high court, a phrase he’s used repeatedly when asked about the post that has been empty since Sept. 1, 2017.

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