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Separation Of Passion, Position

Publication Date: 
June 02, 2009
Chicago Tribune
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.