The California La Raza Lawyers Association has been a frequent burr in the governor’s judicial appointments side, publicly cajoling, pushing and needling him to name more minorities to the bench.
Now, the organization’s members charge, the governor appears to be retaliating for all that effort. Maribel Medina, the group’s judicial chairwoman, says that not only did the governor not appoint a Latino in his latest round of 13 appointments last month, he’s hasn’t picked a candidate endorsed by La Raza Lawyers in almost three years.
“To have 100 percent of those individuals not appointed, we’re concerned that if you’re a member of La Raza Lawyers, you’re blacklisted,” Medina said.
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