California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and FWN Founder Marily Mondejar are among inspiring Filipino Americans who “excite and incite, rouse the beholder to reflect, [and] consider their own capacity to bolt their comfort zones to chase their dreams.”
Gov. Jerry Brown on January 10, delivered good news to California’s judicial branch—an extra $150 million in funding and a pledge to help underfunded trial courts. The budget infusion for the courts is the largest proposed by the governor since the recession, and it reflects the state’s rosy economic status. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (US FWN100™ '07) said the governor’s proposal was “strong” for the judiciary.
In recognition of her achievements, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (U.S. FWN100™ '07) received the 2016 Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The honor has been given biennially since 2001 to “an outstanding United States federal or state judge who embodies the qualities of integrity, compassion, humanity, and judicial craftsmanship;” qualities which underscored Judge Brody’s life. Story from the Colby Echo News.