Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Oct 15, 2009
I'm giving a talk at UC Berkeley today. Mary Louise Frampton, director of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley, invited me to give a talk about my paper on the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation process.
Among those in attendance will be alums of Boalt Hall who were the leaders of the La Raza Law Journal that organized the conference and published the journal with Justice Sotomayor's now-famous "wise Latina" speech. (See this Wall Street Journal article, "Sotomayor's Talk Made No Waves on '01," which quotes many of the attendees, including me.) Berkeley Law professor Kathy Abrams also will be presenting a paper on the confirmation of Justice Sotomayor.