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Confirmation Hearing
Tuesday October 11, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Confirmation Hearing: Judge Thomas Delaney for Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three (Santa Ana).

Oct . 11 hearing will livestream here beginning at 10 a.m. 

SAN FRANCISCO—The Commission on Judicial Appointments will hold a public hearing on Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. to consider Governor Gavin Newsom's appointment of Judge Thomas Delaney as Associate Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three (Santa Ana).

The hearing will take place in the Supreme Court Courtroom, 350 McAllister Street, 4th Floor, in San Francisco. It will be webcast live on the California Courts Newsroom.

The Commission members are:

•  Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye (Chair)
•  Attorney General Rob Bonta
•  Presiding Justice Manuel A. Ramirez

Seating in the courtroom will be limited. Any mask requirements that may be specified by state and local health directives in effect at the time of the hearing will be enforced. 

The state Constitution specifies that a gubernatorial nomination or appointment to the Supreme Court or a Court of Appeal is “effective when confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments.”

The commission consists of the chief justice of California, the attorney general of California, and the presiding justice of the Court of Appeal of the affected district or, if there are two or more presiding justices, the one who has presided longest or, for a nomination or appointment to the Supreme Court, the presiding justice who has presided the longest on any Court of Appeal.

Appointee Biography

Judge Thomas Delaney

Judge Thomas Delaney would fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice David Thompson. He has served as an Orange County Superior Court judge since 2014. Judge Delaney was a partner at Sedgwick LLP from 2002 to 2014. He was an associate at Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold LLP from 1995 to 2001 and at Bodkin McCarthy Sargent and Smith from 1992 to 1995. Judge Delaney earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School. 

Location

Confirmation Hearing: Judge Thomas Delaney for Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three (Santa Ana).

Confirmation Hearing: Judge Thomas Delaney for Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three (Santa Ana).

Supreme Court Courtroom
350 McAllister Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

Supreme Court Courtroom

350 McAllister Street, 4th Floor

San Francisco CA 94102

United States

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