Newest California Supreme Court Judge Is The First Latina In The Role

LAist reports

California has sworn in a new judge to its Supreme Court, and she’s making history by becoming the first Latina in the role.

Justice Patricia Guerrero has been an associate justice in a federal appeals court, a trial court judge, a law partner and a federal prosecutor.

“I’m incredibly honored to take the bench on our state’s Supreme Court, and I thank everyone who has made this day possible,” Guerrero said in a statement. “I am here because of the courage, sacrifices and dedication of my parents and my grandparents who, like so many others, came to this country with the hope of a brighter future for their children.”

Guerrero’s swearing in is a significant move in California. As the country’s most populous state and where¬†nearly 2 in 5 residents identify as Hispanic or Latino, California is situated in the country’s debate on immigration.

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