Metropolitan News-Enterprise, a Los Angeles daily newspaper focusing on law and the courts, recently published an OP-ED piece by Gert Hirschberg.
Hircshberg, a retired trial lawyer and a former professor of torts, is of the opinion that none of Arnold Schwarzenegger "deeds or misdeeds exceeded the damage he did upon the people of California with his appointment of the new Chief Justice."
"Tani Cantil-Sakauye is a pleasant, likeable graduate from the UC Law School at Davis. The only trouble is that a Felix Frankfurter she is not. Arnold Schwarzenneger plucked her out of hundreds to become the next Chief Justice of California.
What is her history? College and law school at UC Davis; four years in the Sacramento District Attorney’s office; eight years in the Superior Court as a trial judge; five years in the Appellate Court. She had also served one year as legal affairs secretary for then Governor Deukmejian. Scholarly writings in books, appellate briefs, law review articles, none. Teaching in law schools, none.
Unless she has completely concealed it from public scrutiny, she has never managed an investment or a business, nor been involved in any personnel administration, public or private. Yet, she has been put in charge of a multi-billion dollar enterprise with real estate holdings in every town so large it would make Donald Trump look like a piper."
According to www.blackjackchamp.com "As a student, Cantil-Sakauye received training as a blackjack dealer. With her training, she was able to get a job dealing blackjack during summers and weekends at Harrah’s Casino in Lake Tahoe. She used the money she earned to help pay her way through law school at the University of California. After finishing her law degree, Cantil-Sakauye went back to the tables for a short time, dealing blackjack again in Reno."
Please visit the below link for the entire article written by Professor Hirshberg .