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Expected California Supreme Court nominee Leondra Kruger a 'mind blower'
Expected California Supreme Court nominee Leondra Kruger a 'mind blower'

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he would nominate Leondra R. Kruger, a federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court. Kruger, 38, who grew up in Pasadena, was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2002 but has not practiced law in the state since 2009, according to bar records. She has worked primarily in Washington, D.C., where she has represented the federal government in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She would be the only African American on the court. Kruger is a deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel. Santa Clara University law professor Gerald Uelmen, an expert on the state’s highest...

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