A judicial commission has put the stamp of approval on the nomination to the California Supreme Court of Governor Jerry Brown's senior adviser Joshua Groban. Groban has been closely tied to the decision-making process for hundreds of other judicial appointments made by Governor Brown.
Groban received the approval Friday of all three members of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, including California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and state attorney general Xavier Becerra. Next will be a swearing in ceremony headed by Brown, then Groban can join the seven-member court. That won't happen until January just before Brown leaves office.
Groban is Brown's fourth nomination to the high court in his last two terms. Groban is like the governor's three other picks in that he has no prior experience serving as a judge.