Friday, January 28, 2011

A life in the law: Justice Sotomayor fields questions at K-State

The Manhattan Mercury
January 27, 2011 12:00 AM

Bryan Richardson
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor addressed topics such as affirmative action, legal interpretation and the importance of education during the first spring presentation of the Landon Lecture Series on Thursday afternoon.
During the forum, she was asked questions on a variety of topics by Judge John Lungstrum of the U.S. District Court, Judge Deanell Tacha of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and K-State student body president Danny Unruh.
Sotomayor said affirmative action is a buzzword that upsets many people, but she views it as expanding the pool of candidates. "It is a conscience choice by society to understand that the norms of selection that's set up were influenced by a system that excluded others," she said.

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