Leondra R. Kruger, who argued a dozen cases before the Supreme Court while in the U.S. Solicitor General’s office, will be nominated to a seat on the California Supreme Court, Governor Edmund G. Brown said in a public statement.  Since 2013, Kruger has been serving in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel as a deputy assistant attorney general.

On the state court, she would succeed Associate Justice Joyce L. Kennard, who has retired.  Kruger’s nomination awaits review by the state bar and by a judicial appointments commission.

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Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, Kruger: From DOJ to California high court, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 24, 2014, 2:57 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/11/kruger-from-doj-to-california-high-court/