by Nick Delgado
Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo appointed Attorney James Canto II as the next Superior Court judge. Canto is the Guam Bar Association's top pick for the bench. The governor today saying he is losing a great legal counsel but the people of Guam are gaining a fantastic judge.
Canto is an Army veteran from Dededo who graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1986. He attended and graduated from the University of California Hastings' College of Law. During his 15-year legal career, the judge nominee was a public defender and a very successful defense attorney.
Canto says he is now looking forward to meeting with the senators for his confirmation. He said, "I don't think anyone starts there career and thinks they want to be a superior court judge, its something that many attorneys do aspire to and I suppose it has occurred to me but mostly I just feel fortunate that the governor looked to me as being his selection."
In the meantime, Adelup has not yet selected Canto's replacement.