The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. Plato
California Supreme Court
The Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court is Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye. She has stated that she will not seek a second 12 year term in November and will conclude her current term of office on January 1, 2023.
The term of a Supreme Court Judge in California is 12 years. A Judge does not run against anyone but is elected by a simple “yes” or “no” by California voters.
Four Associate Judges are up for election this year. They are: Justice Martin Jenkins, Justice Patricia Guerrero, Justice Joshua Groban and Justice Goodwin Liu.
Except for Justice Guerrero all of the Justices are running for reelection. Justice Guerrero has made no announcement as to her plans.
Governor Newsom has nominated Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero as the next Chief Justice.
He has also announced that Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans would be nominated for Patricia Guerrero’s now vacant seat. Evans’ nomination is a controversial one. It will be interesting to see what is said during the election process.