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Leondra Kruger confirmed for seat on California Supreme Court
Leondra Kruger confirmed for seat on California Supreme Court

A state commission Monday unanimously confirmed Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Leondra R. Kruger, a federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court. Kruger, a Department of Justice lawyer who has argued 12 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, will be the second African American woman to serve on California’s high court. Like Brown’s two other recent high court appointees, Goodwin Liu and Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Kruger has a sterling Ivy League resume but no judicial experience. Kruger told the state Commission on Judicial Appointments that she was both “humbled” and “honored” by her appointment. Although she has never...

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