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What We Want To Know About Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, CA Supreme Court Chief Justice Nominee

July 21st, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

California Gov. Schwarzenegger has nominated 3rd District Court of Appeal Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye to be the next chief justice of the California Supreme Court, which would make Cantil-Sakauye the first Asian American (and Filipina) to lead the state’s highest court, if confirmed in November.

The LA Times calls the 50 year-old Sacramento native–who’s a Republican but also known as an “independent thinker”–”a surprise nominee who is relatively unknown outside judicial circles,” so here’s what we’d like to know about her:

  1. What are her politics?
  2. What’s up with that fabu name?
  3. What kind of face cream is she using and where do we get some?!

[LA Times: Gov. Schwarzenegger nominates first Asian American to lead California Supreme Court]

Thanks, Dad and Tom!

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Congratulasians to the Affianced!

May 19th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

The happy daysians–resulting from last week’s California Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for gay marriage–just keep on coming! George Takei announced on his blog over the weekend that he now plans to marry his partner of over two decades, Brad Altman–and even though we hate weddings we can’t help but get kinda weepy and super-sentimental about it.

Congratulasians, Takei and Altman! Can we please be invited to the wedding? We are great gift givers and willing to dance until the band loads out.

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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin

May 16th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Thursday, May 15th, was a historic moment for California and, we hope, the rest of America. In a 4-3 decision, the California Supreme Court overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling will be final and allow our gay and lesbian friends to legally and fabulously wed in 30 days. Hoorgay, Golden State!

Our joy was somewhat mitigayted, however, upon learning that one of the three dissenting judges is Associate Justice Ming Chin. Chin sided with Judge Marvin Baxter, who wrote in his dissenting opinion:

“The majority…simply does not have the right to erase, then recast, the age-old definition of marriage, as virtually all societies have understood it, in order to satisfy its own contemporary notions of equality and justice.”

Party poop!

Anygay, the real bummer for us is that Judge Chin is kinda Amazian. He grew up the youngest of 8 children in a Chinese immigrant family. His parents–who didn’t even have the opportunity to finish grammar school–were potato farmers in rural Oregon. Chin edited his college yearbook, which is so nerdy cute, and served in Vietnam. And though he’s a conservative, Chin’s proven to be pro-choice. Plus, he sort of resembles our Dads–with that trim haircut and shy, slightly-pained smile–and that gives us fuzzy tummy feelings.


As y’all know, it’s a thin line between love and disgrayce. And if you’re not a Friend of a Friend of Dorothy, then you’re no Friend of DISGRASIAN, either.

Court is dismissed!

Thanks, Dave!

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