Separation Of Passion, Position
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.