[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Brown Releases Gender, Ethnicity Data on Judicial Appointments | 02-28-2014
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
69°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
September 30
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]


File photo

File photo

[Gov. Brown] – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. released annual applicant and appointee data Friday for the administration’s judicial appointments.

From 2011 through 2013, there were 1,345 applicants for judicial appointments and Governor Brown appointed 161 judges, including 71 in 2013. Women accounted for about 41% of the applicant pool and 45% of Governor Brown’s judicial appointees in 2013. Approximately 40% of Governor Brown’s appointees in 2013 identified their ethnicity as American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Black or African-American; Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; or Other/Unknown.

Governor Brown’s 2013 judicial appointees included a number of notable firsts, including:

 

• Paul Lo, the first Hmong American judge ever appointed in the country;

• Sunshine Sykes, the first Native American judge ever appointed to the Riverside County Superior Court;

• Sunil Kulkarni, the first South Asian American judge ever appointed in Northern California; and

• Rupa Goswami, the first South Asian American woman judge ever appointed in California.

 

This follows a number of other notable firsts in 2011 and 2012, including:

 

• Halim Dhanidina, the first American-Muslim judge ever appointed in California;

• Jim Humes, the first openly gay justice ever appointed to the California Court of Appeal;

• Miguel Marquez, the first Latino justice ever appointed to the Sixth District Court of Appeal;

• Rosendo Peña, the first Latino justice ever appointed to the Fifth District Court of Appeal;

• Chris Doehle, the first female judge ever appointed to the Del Norte County Superior Court;

• Kimberly Colwell, the first openly lesbian judge ever appointed to the Alameda County Superior Court;

• Mark Andrew Talamantes, the first Latino judge ever appointed to the Marin County Superior Court;

• Kathleen O’Leary, the first female presiding justice ever appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three; and

• Raquel Marquez, the first Latina judge ever appointed to the Riverside County Superior Court.

 

Under SB 56 and SB 182, the Governor is required to disclose aggregate statewide demographic data provided by all judicial applicants by March 1.

Note: Judge and Justice demographic data collected by the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts. State Bar membership data collected by the California State Bar.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

Comments are closed.

SCV NewsBreak
Loading...
Related Content
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 3:27 pm
Brown’s Signature Bans Plastic Bags Statewide
Senate Bill 270 will phase out single-use plastic bags in grocery stores and pharmacies beginning July 2015, and in convenience stores one year later.
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 11:42 am
Brown Signs Pavley Bill to Disclose Ballot Measure Funders
SB 844 requires the Secretary of State to list the amount of total contributions and the names of the top 10 donors for and against each ballot proposition online.
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 6:30 am
Fight Ends in Arrest of Saugus Man Wielding Knife
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a suspect on assault with a deadly weapon charges Monday after a confrontation in Saugus led to an alleged knife attack.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
Funding top-notch law enforcement service, investing in our infrastructure, protecting our beautiful open spaces, adding state-of-the-art amenities such as parks, bike paths, community centers, libraries, transit and trails all contribute to this wonderful place we love to call home.
Message from the Mayor | Laurene Weste
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a statewide plastic bag ban into law on Tuesday. Plus, Santa Clarita city officials are beginning the process for looking into a potential library in Saugus. More on those stories and other local news.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Patrol deputies assigned to four L.A. County Sheriff stations - Lancaster, Temple, Century and Carson - will be testing a wearable camera system as part of a pilot program that could lead to as department-wide rollout.
Lancaster Deputies to Test Body Cams; Potential for Countywide Rollout
The ducks have landed and appear to be ready for the 12th Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta on Saturday at Bridgeport Park in Valencia.
Annual Sam Dixon Duckfest Coming Saturday
Three Los Angeles County-sponsored bills that aim to crack down on the demand-side of the illicit child sex trafficking industry were signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown over the weekend.
New Laws Authorize Wiretaps for Human Traffickers, more
Upcoming training sessions for local entrepreneurs, from the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons.
SBDC: How to Use LinkedIn for Business Development; more
Santa Clarita city officials are welcoming public input at a meeting about a possible library location in Saugus.
Where in Saugus Should a Library Go? Meeting Tuesday
Historic legislation signed Monday by Governor Jerry Brown could provide local residents with another option to earn a bachelor’s degree in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Signed Bill Could Lead to One 4-Year Degree Program at COC ‘Proper’
A solar observatory just south of Santa Clarita is being moved to the California State University, Northridge campus, where students and faculty will find it easier to access the facility to monitor the sun’s radiation as it nourishes the earth.
Solar Observatory Moving from DWP Land to CSUN Campus
Learn the basics social media and how to maximize varoius platforms in your job search during a free workshop at COC's Career Center on Oct. 23.
Learn How to Maximize a Job Search Using Social Media
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center nominates local movies buffs to apply for more than 100 positions as assemblers to package DVDs for the Academy Awards.
Job Opportunity: Packaging Screener DVDs for Academy Awards
Senate Bill 270 will phase out single-use plastic bags in grocery stores and pharmacies beginning July 2015, and in convenience stores one year later.
Brown’s Signature Bans Plastic Bags Statewide
eBay Inc. said Tuesday its Board of Directors, following a strategic review of the company’s growth strategies and structure, has approved a plan to separate the company’s eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies in 2015
eBay, PayPal to Split in 2015
SB 844 requires the Secretary of State to list the amount of total contributions and the names of the top 10 donors for and against each ballot proposition online.
Brown Signs Pavley Bill to Disclose Ballot Measure Funders
Zonta Club of SCV will offer three of its LifeForward free workshops for women, with a focus on skills necessary in finding a job or seeking a promotion.
Oct.-Nov. Zonta Workshops for Women Focus on Job Skills
Zonta Club of SCV will offer three of its LifeForward free workshops for women, with a focus on skills necessary in finding a job or seeking a promotion. The series begins Saturday, Oct. 18, with Job Search & Networking, followed by Resume Writing & Job Applications on Oct. 25 and Techniques of Interviewing on Nov. 15.
Zonta Club Offers Free Career Development Workshops for Women
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a suspect on assault with a deadly weapon charges Monday after a confrontation in Saugus led to an alleged knife attack.
Fight Ends in Arrest of Saugus Man Wielding Knife
The latest news from the Valley Industry Association.
Santa Clarita Valley Industry News (9-30-2014)
Can you imagine being on the long flight from Chicago to Burbank, and as you are preparing to land, you get word you’d be landing in a pasture near a dry wash between Saugus and Newhall? That’s about how the landing field looked. Gravel and grass for a runway. A few lights for early and late landings.
Newhall Itinerary
1955 - Actor James Dean, 24, drives through Castaic Junction en route to his final resting place [watch]
I’m fighting to protect your rights and bring about fair tax policies that help grow our economy and jobs. As your taxpayer advocate and elected member of the California State Board of Equalization, I welcome your ideas about how we can work together to solve the problems facing our state.
Tax News & Views from George Runner
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to approve about $337 million to pay for AB 109 programs this week. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a local legislator’s bill extending the sunset date of California’s wiretap law. Hundreds of Santa Clarita families attended the fifth annual Family Promise Box City event in Valencia this past weekend.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, September 29, 2014
Amber Raskin, co-founder of SCVi Charter School, has been invited to visit Pinegrove School in India as guest of honor and speaker at its Annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Oct. 18. She is the first woman to be invited to speak at this event.
SCVi Charter Co-Founder to Speak at Conference in India
Upcoming job workshops and hiring events hosted by the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at College of the Canyons.
Get a Job: Upcoming Workshops, Recruitments