Stanford University law prof appointed to California Supreme Court

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Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, a Mexican-born Stanford University law professor, is Gov. Jerry Brown’s pick as the next associate justice of the California Supreme Court.

Mr. Cuéllar, 41, has taught administrative, criminal and international law, according to Mr. Brown’s office. He has been director of Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies since 2013, and has served an adviser to President Barack Obama.

Mr. Cuéllar is married to U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California, who has presided over some of Silicon Valley’s most high-profile cases.

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