California Supreme Court Justices Leondra Kruger, center, and Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, right, provided the necessary votes to rehear a death penalty case. (S. Todd Rogers / Associated Press)
By Maura Dolan
March 11, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown’s two newest appointees to the California Supreme Court provided enough votes Wednesday for reconsideration of a death penalty case, the first example of the impact Brown is having on the state’s highest court.