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Leondra Kruger Bio
|Leondra Reid Kruger was born on 28th July 1976. She is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, the court’s second youngest appointee; and a former Obama administration official. Kruger is running for retention in the general election on 6th November 2018.|
|Leondra Kruger Personal details|
|Leondra Kruger Age||July 28, 1976 Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Leondra Kruger Husband||Brian Hauck|
|Leondra Kruger Children||She has 2 small kids|
|Leondra Kruger Net Worth||Total pay & benefits: $247,297.87 (Annually)|
|Leondra Kruger Education||Harvard University, (A.B.)
Yale Law School, (J.D.)
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California|
|Assumed office 5th January 2015|
|Appointed by||Jerry Brown|
|Preceded by||Joyce L. Kennard|
|Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States Acting|
|In office 17th May 17, 2010 – 9th June 2011|
|Preceded by||Neal Katyal|
|Succeeded by||Neal Katyal|
Leondra Kruger Biography
Leondra Reid Kruger was Born in the Los Angeles area. She grew up in South Pasadena, California, and is the daughter of two pediatricians. Kruger attended Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California. She then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she wrote for the Harvard Crimson and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Kruger graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. In the summer of 1999, she interned at the United States attorney’s office in Los Angeles. In 2000, she worked as a summer associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Kruger started working as an associate at the Jenner & Block law firm from 2001 until 2002. She then worked as a law clerk for Judge David Tatel on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 2002 until 2003. Kruger then clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States from 2003 until 2004.
From 2004 to 2006, Kruger was an associate at WilmerHale’s predecessor, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale, and Dorr. She then was a visiting assistant professor in 2007 at the University of Chicago Law School.
From 2007 until 2013, Kruger was an assistant to the United States Solicitor General and the acting principal deputy solicitor general. She has a representative on 12 cases before the US Supreme Court.
In 2013, Kruger became a deputy assistant attorney general at the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel.
On 24th November 2014, Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Kruger to the California Supreme Court. She was confirmed on 29th December 2014 and replaced Associate Justice Joyce L. Kennard, who retired. Her swearing ceremony was on 5th January 2015. Kruger became the court’s second African-American woman justice, following Janice Rogers Brown. At age 38, she was the youngest appointee to the court in recent years and the third youngest appointee to the court ever, after Hugh C. Murray and M. C. Sloss. In November 2015, Kruger delivered the annual Bernard E. Witkin lecture before the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Her opinions include Barry v. State Bar of California (2016), concerning subject matter jurisdiction and California’s anti-SLAPP statute.
Leondra Kruger Husband and Children
Kruger is married to Brian Hauck, a partner at Jenner & Block in Los Angeles, and they have two children