LAT profiles Justice Kruger

Today's LA Times offers As Gov. Jerry Brown ponders a California Supreme Court vacancy, one of his earlier appointees defies expectations about Justice Leondra Kruger:The first justice to give birth while in office, the seventh female justice in the court’s history and its fourth African American, Kruger has been forging a singular path on the state’s most prestigious court.Four years after her swearing-in, the Los Angeles County native and former U.S. Supreme Court practitioner has become the most unpredictable of Gov. Jerry Brown’s three appointees on the seven-member court.  …. While Brown’s other appointees, Goodwin Liu and Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, have used their perches on the state’s highest court to try to set clear rules or steer policy, Kruger strives to keep changes in the law incremental.Today's DJ has Words of Wisdom, quotes from various law school graduation speakers, including the Chief, who at UC Davis…

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