Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Brown appoints lesbian judge to 4th Circuit appeal court

California Governor Jerry Brown announced Wednesday (December 23) that he has appointed San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Marsha G. Slough to a seat on the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

(Judge Marsha G. Slough. Photo: Courtesy Governor's Office)

(Judge Marsha G. Slough. Photo: Courtesy Governor’s Office)

If confirmed, which is expected, Slough, 57, a lesbian, would be the first openly gay justice in the history of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, according to a statement from Brown’s office.

Slough fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Betty A. Richli.

The position requires confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The commission consists of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, and Senior Presiding Justice Manuel A. Ramirez.

The fourth district is made up of six southern California counties: San Diego, Imperial, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Inyo.

Slough, who lives in Redlands, has been presiding judge at the San Bernardino County Superior Court since 2012, where she has served as a judge since 2003. She was an associate at Welebir and McCune in 2003 and a partner at Raynes and Slough from 2002 to 2003, where she was an associate from 1999 to 2002.

Slough was a partner at Foster, Driscoll and Reynolds from 1997 to 1998 and at Markman, Arczynski, Hanson, Curley and Slough from 1994 to 1997, where she was an associate from 1989 to 1994. She was an associate at MacLachlan, Burford and Arias from 1986 to 1989. Slough earned a Juris Doctor degree from Whittier Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ottawa University.

Slough is a Democrat.

The compensation for the position is $211,330.

— Cynthia Laird, December 23, 2015 @ 1:10 pm PST
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