The judge has not been happy with the Trump administration in the past for what she saw as overt attacks on judges.
The chief justice of California’s Supreme Court announced that she quietly left the Republican Party over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told CALmatters on Thursday that she made her decision to re-register as a no-party voter following Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation hearings.
“You can draw your own conclusions,” she said.
“I’ve been thinking about it for some time,” she said, adding that she discussed it with her husband and friends. Their consensus, she said, was that “you didn’t leave the party. The party left you.”