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Wednesday: Commission to Consider Appellate Court Appointment

The Commission on Judicial Appointments will hold a public hearing on Aug. 10 to consider an appointment to the San Francisco-based appeals court.
Jun 22, 2022

Public documents are available here.

SAN FRANCISCO—The Commission on Judicial Appointments will hold a public hearing on Aug. 10 at 11:30 a.m. to consider the appointment by Gov. Gavin Newsom of: 

Jeremy M. Goldman, as associate justice of the First Appellate District, Division Four (San Francisco). This hearing will take place in the Supreme Court Courtroom, 350 McAllister Street, 4th Floor, in San Francisco, and also be webcast live on the California Courts Newsroom.

The three commission members for the hearing are:

•  Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye (Chair);
•  Attorney General Rob Bonta; and
•  Administrative Presiding Justice Jim Humes.

Seating in the courtroom will be limited—with some overflow seating also available in the auditorium—and any mask requirements will be enforced as may be required by state and local health directives in effect at the time of the hearing. 

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

Jeremy M. Goldman would fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Justice Alison Tucher to presiding justice of the First District Court of Appeal, Division Three. He is currently co-chief of appellate litigation at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, where he has also worked as deputy city attorney since 2014. Goldman was previously a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP from 2009 to 2014, and an associate there from 2002 to 2008. He served as a law clerk to Judge Rosemary Barkett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 2001 to 2002. Goldman earned a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School.

Testimony and Comment
Persons who wish to testify or comment on the appointment must submit their information for receipt by the commission no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 3.
Anyone wishing to testify before the commission must state that request in writing and include a summary of the facts on which any testimony or opinion will be based.

Submissions via email to coja@jud.ca.gov are strongly encouraged. Hard copies are not required.

If you would like to mail your request, you may also reach the commission at:

Commission on Judicial Appointments
c/o Chief Justice of California
Supreme Court of California
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Attention: Secretary to the Commission

Guidelines for the Commission on Judicial Appointments are published in the appendix to the California Rules of Court and are posted on the California Courts website.

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