U.S. District Court Judge Carlos R. Moreno is expected to win confirmation today to the California Supreme Court after a hearing in which little, if any, opposition is anticipated.
In preparation for Moreno's hearing, the California Supreme Court made public copies of recommendations for Moreno and a background questionnaire the judge completed for Gov. Gray Davis. Moreno is Davis' first appointment to the state high court.
The state bar committee that investigated his fitness for the court wrote that Moreno's "commitment to the Constitution and to justice is outstanding."
"He is revered for his skills, breadth of experience, honesty, integrity, wisdom, fairness, his ability to dispense justice with diligence, hard work, respect for precedent and compassion," the committee said in its letter to Chief Justice Ronald M. George.