Gov. Newsom nominates Patricia Guerrero as 1st Latina California Supreme Court chief justice

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday nominated Supreme Court Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero to become the state’s next chief justice. Guerrero, who became the state’s first Latina justice on the court in March, would become California’s first Latina chief justice. She must be confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments and the nomination approved by voters in November. The commission includes the outgoing Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Attorney General Rob Bonta.