SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is continuing to reshape an increasingly diverse California Supreme Court as he swears in his two most recent appointees.
The governor is administering oaths of office Monday afternoon to Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and Leondra Kruger.READ MORE: 2 Killed in Separate Shootings Saturday in San Francisco Potrero Hill Neighborhood
The 42-year-old Cuéllar is a Mexican-born Stanford law professor.
Kruger, who is 38-years-old and black, served as a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general.READ MORE: Saturday Shooting in Sunnyvale Kills 1; Police Arrest Suspect
The appointments give California one black, one Hispanic and three Asian justices. Four women will be on the panel.
Brown has now made three appointments to the high court, likely shifting the conservative-leaning court further to the left. He previously picked University of California, Berkeley, law professor Goodwin Liu.MORE NEWS: Police Arrest Teen Suspect for Friday-Evening Homicide in SF Excelsior District
The court will now have three justices appointed by Brown, a Democrat, and four by previous Republican governors.