From the San Francisco Chronicle.
Tani Cantil-Sakauye, a state appellate justice with a reputation as a moderate Republican, was nominated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today to succeed the retiring Ronald George as California’s chief justice.
A Filipina, she would be the second woman and the first non-white to head the state’s judiciary. She would also give the seven-member state Supreme Court a female majority for the first time in its history.
“She is a living example of the American dream,” Schwarzenegger said in announcing his selection of the 50-year-old jurist, whom he named in 2005 to the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento.