FILIPINA JUSTICE NOMINATED TO HEAD CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

GOVERNOR SCHWARZENAGGER NOMINATES JUSTICE TANI CANTIL-SAKAUYE TO BECOME FIRST FILIPINO-AMERICAN ON STATE SUPREME COURT

July 22, 2010 is an historic day for the Filipino-American legal community. Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye of the California Court of Appeal has been tapped to become California’s first Filipino-American Supreme Court justice and the first Asian American woman to head any state supreme court. As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the PABA Foundation — the fundraising arm of the Philippine American Bar Association — it’s a proud day for me and the entire Filipino-American legal community.

View the Governor’s press conference here.You can read PABA’s press release celebrating Governor Schwarzenagger’s historic announcement here. You can also read the press release of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) about Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s nomination here.

Congratulations Justice Cantil-Sakauye.