SACRAMENTO: Jerry Brown announcement, nominee to California Supreme Court, Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar: "Jerry Brown names law professor to California Supreme Court" ....
* Sacramento Bee: "Jerry Brown names law professor to California Supreme Court" - From the Bee:
Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated a Mexican-born Stanford Law School professor to the California Supreme Court, his office announced Tuesday.
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, 41, was a special assistant for justice and regulatory policy in the Obama White House in 2009 and 2010 and was co-chair of the Obama transition’s immigration policy working group in 2008 and 2009, the governor’s office said. He has taught at Stanford since 2001 and was co-chair of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation from 2011 to 2013. He worked at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1997 to 1999.
Cuéllar was born in Matamoros, Mexico and as a young boy walked across the border each day to school in neighboring Brownsville, Texas, the governor’s office said in a prepared statement. He moved with his family at age 14 to California’s Imperial Valley, where he graduated from Calexico High School.
Cuéllar received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a law degree from Yale Law School and a doctorate in political science from Stanford University.
Cuéllar is married to U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California. They have two children. He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Marvin Baxter in January. He will be paid $225,342 a year.......