Lenodra Kruger and newly appointed Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, right, speak during Kruger's confirmation hearing to the California Supreme Court on Dec. 22, in San Francisco. The state panel confirmed another appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown, a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left. Kruger, 38, a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, won unanimous approval by the three-member commission.
Lenodra Kruger and newly appointed Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, right, speak during Kruger's confirmation hearing to the California Supreme Court on Dec. 22, in San Francisco. The state panel confirmed another appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown, a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left. Kruger, 38, a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, won unanimous approval by the three-member commission. S. Todd Rogers The Associated Press
Lenodra Kruger and newly appointed Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, right, speak during Kruger's confirmation hearing to the California Supreme Court on Dec. 22, in San Francisco. The state panel confirmed another appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown, a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left. Kruger, 38, a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, won unanimous approval by the three-member commission. S. Todd Rogers The Associated Press

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