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Steven González

Justice Steven Gonzalez listens to testimony, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, during a Washington Supreme Court hearing in Olympia.
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The state Supreme Court has a new leader.

Chief Justice Steven González was sworn in Monday as the court began its new term in Olympia. González, who is Latino, becomes the first chief justice of color in state history. He’s also the first Jewish chief justice.