Martin Jenkins Confirmed to California Supreme Court, is First Openly Gay Justice
Confirmation hearing for Martin Jenkins to Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. (Photo: Jason Doiy)
California’s Commission on Judicial Appointments this week confirmed Martin Jenkins to the state’s Supreme Court. Jenkins is the first openly gay justice confirmed to the state’s highest court and the third African American man to sit on that bench.
Via the Court: “A report by the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation found Justice Jenkins ‘exceptionally well qualified’—the highest possible rating—for service on the California Supreme Court. ‘He is praised for his brilliant intellect, first-class temperament, and boundless humanity,’ the report said.”
“Prior to his role in the Newsom administration, Justice Jenkins served as an associate justice on the First District Court of Appeal from 2008 to 2019. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the
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