New state Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, second from right, is congratulated as Gov. Jerry Brown, far right, applauds in January 2015. Brown has another vacancy to fill, but is in no hurry.
New state Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, second from right, is congratulated as Gov. Jerry Brown, far right, applauds in January 2015. Brown has another vacancy to fill, but is in no hurry. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee file
New state Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, second from right, is congratulated as Gov. Jerry Brown, far right, applauds in January 2015. Brown has another vacancy to fill, but is in no hurry. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee file