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The newest member of the California Supreme Court could be from Mexico. Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced his nomination of Mexican-born Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to the state’s high court, reported the Los Angeles Times.
Born in Matamoros, Mexico, Cuellar crossed the border by foot for years to attend school in Texas before moving to the Imperial Valley with his family at the age of 14. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a law degree from Yale Law School, and a doctorate in political science from Stanford. If elected, he will fill the vacancy created when Justice Marvin R. Baxter retires in January.