By David Siders
12/16/2014 3:15 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest California Supreme Court nominee isn’t likely to run into serious resistance at her confirmation hearing next week, but criticism of Leondra Kruger’s residency (out of state) and judicial experience (none) has brought Brown to her defense.

“There can be judges who sit on the court for a long time. You can compare their body of work and you can compare hers,” Brown told The Recorder, a legal news publication, in an interview Monday night. “And I think she stands very tall.”

Brown’s remarks came a day after former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown criticized Kruger’s selection in a column in the San Francisco Chronicle. Though a California native, Kruger’s experience has been in Washington, D.C.

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