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Methods of Judicial Selection: California

Members of the Highest Court

Tani Cantil-Sakauye
Chief Justice. Appointed 2010 by Gov. Schwarzenegger. Current term expires 2020.

Goodwin Liu
Associate Justice. Appointed 2011 by Gov. Brown. Current term expires 2014.

Joyce L. Kennard
Associate Justice. Appointed 1989 by Gov. Deukmajian. Current term expires 2018.

Kathryn Mickle Werdegar
Associate Justice. Appointed 1994 by Gov. Wilson. Current term expires 2014.

Ming W. Chin
Associate Justice. Appointed 1996 by Gov. Wilson. Current term expires 2023.

Marvin R. Baxter
Associate Justice. Appointed 1990 by Gov. Deukmajian. Current term expires 2014.

Carol A. Corrigan
Associate Justice. Appointed 2005 by Gov. Schwarzenegger. Current term expires 2018.