Justice Martin J. Jenkins Confirmed to the California Supreme Court
Posted Nov 24, 2020
On November 10, the California Commission on Judicial Appointments announced the unanimously approved confirmation of Justice Martin J. Jenkins as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. Justice Jenkins fills the vacancy left by Justice Ming Chin's retirement on August 31. A State Bar of California report found Jenkins to be "exceptionally well-qualified" to serve on the Court. Jenkins is both the first openly gay justice and the third African-American man to sit on the California Supreme Court. He most recently served as Governor Newsom's judicial appointments secretary and previously held numerous court positions, including as a judge on the Alameda County Superior Court and as an associate justice on the First District Court of Appeal. See California Courts Newsroom, Los Angeles Times, Law360.