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July 8, 2009 Law Professor Letter in Support of Sotomayor

July 8, 2009 Law Professor Letter in Support of Sotomayor

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Hon. Patrick J. LeahyChairman, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary433 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510Hon. Jefferson B. SessionsRanking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary335 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510Dear Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Sessions:We the undersigned professors of law write in support of the confirmation of Judge SoniaSotomayor as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.As a federal judge at both the trial and appellate levels, Judge Sotomayor has distinguishedherself as a brilliant, careful, fair-minded jurist whose rulings exhibit unfailing adherence to the rule of law. Her opinions reflect careful attention to the facts of each case and a reading of the law thatdemonstrates fidelity to the text of statutes and the Constitution. She pays close attention to precedentand has proper respect for the role of courts and the other branches of government in our society. Shehas not been reluctant to protect core constitutional values and has shown a commitment to providingequal justice for all who come before her.Judge Sotomayor’s stellar academic record at Princeton and Yale Law School is testament toher intellect and hard work, and is especially impressive in light of her rise from modest circumstances.That she went on to serve as an Assistant District Attorney for New York County speaks volumesabout her strength of character and commitment to the rule of law. When in private practice as acorporate litigator in New York, she was deeply engaged in public activities, including service on theNew York Mortgage Agency and the New York City Campaign Finance Board, as well as serving onthe Board of Directors of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.Her career won bi-partisan respect, which led to her becoming a U.S. District Court judge(nominated by President George H.W. Bush on the recommendation of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and confirmed by a majority Democratic Senate in 1992). Her performance on the districtcourt solidified Judge Sotomayor’s support, and in 1998 she was elevated to the Second Circuit(nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by a majority Republican Senate).Judge Sotomayor will bring to the Supreme Court an extraordinary personal story, academicqualifications, remarkable professional accomplishments and much needed ethnic and gender diversity.We are confident that Judge Sotomayor’s intelligence, her character forged by her extraordinarybackground and experience, and her profound respect for the law and the craft of judging make her anexceptionally well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court and we urge her speedy confirmation.Sincerely,
Kenneth Dunham Faulkner University Jones School of Law* ALJohn Garman Faulkner University Jones School of Law ALAndrew Greene Samford University Cumberland School of Law ALWilliam Andreen University of Alabama School of Law ALDebra Bassett University of Alabama School of Law AL
 
Scott England University of Alabama School of Law ALBrian Fair University of Alabama School of Law ALTony Freyer University of Alabama School of Law ALHarry Hopkins University of Alabama School of Law ALMartha Morgan University of Alabama School of Law ALNorman Singer University of Alabama School of Law ALAdjoa Aiyetoro University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law ARTheresa Beiner University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law ARJohn DiPippa University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law ARAngela Epps University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law ARLynn Foster University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law ARJosh Lee University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law ARRanko Oliver University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law ARKelly Olson University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law ARJoshua Silverstein University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law ARJune Stewart University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law ARD'lorah Hughes University of Arkansas School of Law (Fayetteville) ARSusan Schneider University of Arkansas School of Law (Fayetteville) ARStephen Sheppard University of Arkansas School of Law (Fayetteville) ARPaul Bender Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZCharles Calleros Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZEvelyn H. Cruz Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZBob Dauber Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZDavid Kader Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZOrde Kittrie Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZGary Lowenthal Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZMyles Lynk Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZJonathan Rose Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZMilton Schroeder Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZRebecca Tsosie Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZThomas Williams Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law AZStephen Gerst Phoenix School of Law AZPlacido Gomez Phoenix School of Law AZSteven Gonzales Phoenix School of Law AZMary Guerra Phoenix School of Law AZDiana Lopez Jones Phoenix School of Law AZBarbaraKaye Miller Phoenix School of Law AZMichael O'Connor Phoenix School of Law AZCelia Rumann Phoenix School of Law AZJalae A. Ulicki Phoenix School of Law AZPenny Willrich Phoenix School of Law AZBarbara Atwood University of Arizona Rogers College of Law AZKathie Barnes University of Arizona Rogers College of Law AZJean Braucher University of Arizona Rogers College of Law AZJulie Ferdon University of Arizona Rogers College of Law AZDavid A. Gantz University of Arizona Rogers College of Law AZBarak Orbach University of Arizona Rogers College of Law AZSuzanne Rabe University of Arizona Rogers College of Law AZAndrew Silverman University of Arizona Rogers College of Law AZLee Tucker University of Arizona Rogers College of Law AZDavid B. Wexler University of Arizona Rogers College of Law AZWinton Woods University of Arizona Rogers College of Law AZLaura Padilla California Western School of Law CARobert Calhoun Golden Gate University School of Law CA
 
Drucilla Stender Ramey Golden Gate University School of Law CASusan Rutberg Golden Gate University School of Law CARachel Van Cleave Golden Gate University School of Law CAJohn Schick Humphreys College Laurence Drivon School of Law CAEllen Aprill Loyola Law School CATheodore Seto Loyola Law School CADouglas W. Kmiec Pepperdine University School of Law CAShelley Saxer Pepperdine University School of Law CAMarina Hsieh Santa Clara University School of Law CAMargaret Russell Santa Clara University School of Law CACatherine Sandoval Santa Clara University School of Law CAChristopher Cameron Southwestern Law School CAKatherine Sheehan Southwestern Law School CAKenneth A. Williams Southwestern Law School CAJanet Alexander Stanford Law School CABarbara A. Babcock Stanford Law School CARalph Richard Banks Stanford Law School CAJoshua Cohen Stanford Law School CAJeffrey L. Fisher Stanford Law School CARichard T. Ford Stanford Law School CABarbara H. Fried Stanford Law School CALawrence Friedman Stanford Law School CAPaul Goldstein Stanford Law School CAWilliam B. Gould IV Stanford Law School CAHank Greely Stanford Law School CAThomas C. Grey Stanford Law School CADeborah Hensler Stanford Law School CAPam Karlan Stanford Law School CAMark G. Kelman Stanford Law School CAMark A. Lemley Stanford Law School CALawrence Marshall Stanford Law School CAJanet K. Martinez Stanford Law School CAJenny S. Martinez Stanford Law School CAMiguel Mendez Stanford Law School CARobert L. Rabin Stanford Law School CADeborah Rhode Stanford Law School CAJane S. Schacter Stanford Law School CADeborah A. Sivas Stanford Law School CANorman W. Spaulding Stanford Law School CADavid G. Victor Stanford Law School CAMichael Wara Stanford Law School CARobert Weisberg Stanford Law School CAPaul Brest Stanford Law School (former) CAThomas Ehrlich Stanford Law School (former) CASteve Berenson Thomas Jefferson School of Law CALuz Herrera Thomas Jefferson School of Law CAMichelle Wilde Anderson UC Berkeley School of Law CAKenneth A. Bamberger UC Berkeley School of Law CAChristopher Edley UC Berkeley School of Law CADaniel Farber UC Berkeley School of Law CALaurel Fletcher UC Berkeley School of Law CAPhilip P. Frickey UC Berkeley School of Law CAIan Haney-Lopez UC Berkeley School of Law CAAngela Harris UC Berkeley School of Law CA

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