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‘Speak Volumes’: Two Black Women Appointed as Judges in California, Where It Rarely Happens

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‘Speak Volumes’: Two Black Women Appointed as Judges in California, Where It Rarely Happens

By Lauren Floyd via

Two of California’s largest counties are welcoming Black women to their lists of superior court judges.

Tricia Taylor and Terrie Roberts were appointed with nine other justices in the Golden State, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Oct. 25.

Eight of the officials appointed are women, and all of them are Democrats filling vacancies left by retired justices, the governor’s office said.

Dezie Woods-Jones, state president of Black Women Organized for Political Action, told the Daily Sentinal Roberts and Taylor’s appointments are “significant” and “speak volumes.”

“I am extremely pleased and excited that there are two new highly professional and qualified African American Women judges appointed to the California Superior Court,” Woods-Jones said.

Taylor, 39, of Los Angeles, was appointed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Prior to her appointment, served for 12 years as a deputy district attorney at the county district attorney’s office.

Before that, she was a law clerk in the law offices of Marvyn B. Gordon and at the Children’s …

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