Two days after voters approved Patricia Guerrero to become California’s first Latina Supreme Court chief justice in January, a state panel has approved Kelli Evans to be the high court’s first openly lesbian justice.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has nominated Patricia Guerrero as the next chief justice of the state Supreme Court. Guerrero has been on the state Supreme Court since March as an associate justice and is its first Latina member. She would replace Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who will step down once her term ends in January. Guerrero’s nomination must first be...