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California Supreme Court appointee Kruger wins state panel's approval

Leondra R. Kruger Gov. Jerry Brown's third appointment this term to the California Supreme Court, won unanimous approval Monday from a three-member state commission.

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.

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.

Liberals Slam Brown Court Pick: 'Were There No Qualified African Americans in California?'

California Gov. Jerry Brown continues to face harsh criticism over his nomination of 38-year-old Leondra Kruger to serve on the California Supreme Court. Kruger has compiled an impressive legal career in a short time, including work at the U.S. Show More Summary

Jerry Brown's Supreme Court Appointment Blasted: 'Mind Blower'

Mark Pulliam, an attorney who covered the California Supreme Court from 1993 to 2003 as the legal issues correspondent for California Political Review, has blasted California Governor Jerry Brown’s selection of Leondra Kruger for the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

These 100 Pages of Numbers Are the Supreme Court's Map of California

Along with your standard court documents, the Supreme Court today issued a curious PDF: page after page of coordinates mapping the ocean-side border of California. It's far more specific than any map you've seen, and this has been going on since 1947. Read more...

California Supreme Court to hear dispute over Encinitas seawall

The California Supreme Court has decided to hear a case involving a seawall dispute between homeowners in Encinitas and the California Coastal Commission.

California Supreme Court to hear dispute over Encinitas seawall

The California Supreme Court has decided to hear a case involving a seawall dispute between homeowners in Encinitas and the California Coastal Commission.

Why nanny statists hate the Fourth Amendment

California Attorney General Kamala Harris weighed in on the wrong side in this year’s unanimous Supreme Court decision on the Fourth Amendment.

Appeals Court Strikes Cal. DNA Collection Law for Arrestees

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Maryland law that allowed police to collect and store DNA from arrestees. This put a wrench in a California case called People v. Buza, centering on the validity of California's own DNA collection law. The First District Court of Appeal decided Buza......

Steven Greenhut on Challenging California's Absurd Ban on Signs in Gun Store Windows

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In a 1964 U.S. Supreme Court case involving a movie-theater owner convicted of an Ohio law banning the showing of obscene movies, Justice Potter Stewart famously said he could not "intelligibly" define obscenity, "but I know it when I see it." People still use that line to showcase the imprecision and irrationality of many laws. Show More Summary

Jerry Brown Nominates Obama Admin Lawyer to Serve on CA Supreme Court

Governor Jerry Brown has named Leondra Kruger, a former deputy assistant attorney general with the Obama administration, to replace California's longest-serving Supreme Court justice, Joyce L. Kennard. Kruger is a Los Angeles native and a Democrat like Brown. Show More Summary

Leondra R. Kruger appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to state Supreme Court

Leondra R. Kruger, a "quiet toiler" who became a rising legal star and top Obama administration lawyer, was appointed Monday to the California Supreme Court.

Gov. Brown Nominates Leondra Kruger to California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated 38-year-old Leondra Kruger to the California Supreme Court.

Brown to nominate African American woman to California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he will nominate Leondra  R. Kruger, an African American federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court.

Brown to nominate African American woman to California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he will nominate Leondra  R. Kruger, an African American federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court.

Jury Awards $186 Million in Pregnancy Bias Case

Pregnancy discrimination has been a visible area in the news recently. The EEOC has focused on this area, and the Supreme Court will look at a pregnancy discrimination claim later this term. To add to this attention, a California jury...

Help Wanted: A New California Supreme Court Justice

For more than half a year, the seven-member California Supreme Court has been operating with only six permanent justices. The reason? Gov. Jerry Brown has yet to fill a vacancy created when the court's longest-serving member retired from the bench this spring.

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