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Update: Late Friday Gov. Gavin Newsom named Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Linda Lye deputy secretary for law enforcement and general counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency starting in January. Lye was appointed to the Contra Costa court in 2018 and previously served as senior staff attorney at the ACLU Foundation of Northern California. The one-time clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg worked for eight years at Altshuler Berzon.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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