Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye will speak at University of the Pacific in honor of Constitution Day.

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Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to Present at Pacific on Constitution Day

Pacific Legal Scholars and the Jacoby Center offer an hour of education about law and politics
by Lily PenfoldAug 21, 2012

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye will speak at University of the Pacific in honor of Constitution Day. Cantil-Sakauye is the 28th Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court and is serving a 12 year term. She was nominated for the Court in 2010 by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye will speak on Sept 17 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House, Regents Board Room. This presentation is free and open to the Pacific community of students, faculty, and staff.  

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye will address topics regarding the importance of the Constitution in the U.S. system, the impact that California budget cuts have had on the California judiciary, and  some of the most interesting and challenging aspects of serving at the helm of the Supreme Court..

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has served more than 20 years in the court system, with experience in the Sacramento Superior Court and as the Associate Justice of the California 3rd District Court of Appeal. She is a native of Sacramento and is the first Asian-Filipina American to serve as the Chief Justice. She attended school in Sacramento and rounded out her education at University of California Davis where she graduated with her JD, Doctor of Law degree.

With her experience in law and her oath to uphold the Constitution, Pacific Legal Scholars and the Jacoby center are hosting Cantil-Sakauye to honor the educational component of Constitution Day.

Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, is an American federal celebration that recognizes the United States Constitution and those who have become United States citizens. The official recognition was created in 2004 and mandates that the Constitution be taught in federally funded schools.


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