Filipina American Nominated for California Supreme Court Justice

Wow – a proud moment for me as the daughter of a Filipina immigrant mother (a pediatrician who is now a longtime U.S. citizen) and for the Filipino American community:

Governor Schwarzenegger has nominated Tani Cantil-Sakauye, an appellate justice and moderate republican for California Supreme Court Justice. Justice Cantil-Sakauye, a Filipina American who is the daughter of farm workers and an immigrant mother, would be the second woman and first non-white person to serve as Chief Justice. Of her mother, Cantil-Sakauye stated in 2007, “I was raised by her to believe I could do anything.” I can relate.

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