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Separation Of Passion, Position

Publication Date: 
June 02, 2009
Source: 
Chicago Tribune
Author: 
Peter Nicholas and James Oliphant

Lecturers in Law Thomas C. Goldstein and Kevin Russell, who work with the Supreme Court Litigation Cliinic, are quoted in the Chicago Tribune in a story about President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

Thomas Goldstein, a lawyer with a Supreme Court specialty in Washington, said last week that he had reviewed 50 appeals involving race in which Sotomayor participated. In 45 of those cases, a three-judge panel rejected the discrimination claim and Sotomayor never once dissented, he said.

"This is a judge who does not see it as her job to fix all the social ills in the world," said Kevin Russell, a Washington appellate lawyer who has analyzed Sotomayor's opinions.