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Q&A: Justice Cuéllar describes rise to California Supreme Court

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, April 29, 2015

California’s newest Supreme Court justice, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, will visit Sacramento on Wednesday to participate in an evening forum with 250 prominent Latinos in the auditorium of the secretary of state’s building, 1500 11th St. The event is already full.

In an interview with The Sacramento Bee, Cuéllar discussed his journey from Matamoros, Mexico, to the White House and now California’s highest court.

As a boy, Cuéllar, 42, crossed the border to attend school in Brownsville, Texas. He graduated from Calexico High School in California’s Imperial Valley. He then graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, got his law degree from Yale Law School and his doctorate in political science from Stanford University. Though he has no previous judicial experience, he clerked for Chief Judge Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He has taught law at Stanford University since 2001.

Read the whole story at The Sacramento Bee

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