The trickle of local Obama supporters receiving appointments as ambassadors is not quite a flood yet, but it's reached stream status. The latest is Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Vilma S. Martinez, the former president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She has been nominated to be envoy to Argentina. "More or less an icon in the civil rights community," says MALDEF board member Kevin Johnson, dean of the UC Davis School of Law, in today's Daily Journal.
Previously: Charles Rivkin to France, Nicole Avant expected to go to the Bahamas.