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Dean Klonoff shares insight about former classmate Sonia Sotomayor

May 27, 2009

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    Robert Klonoff, dean of Lewis & Clark Law School

In the wake of President Obama’s selection of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, media reports have explored the judge’s personal and professional history to gain insight into what she might bring to the bench. In that process of assessing Sotomayor, Robert Klonoff, dean of Lewis & Clark Law School, has provided invaluable expertise. A friend and former classmate of Sotomayor, Klonoff has compared the judge to Thurgood Marshall and said that, while classmates at Yale, “she was always willing to speak up and give her point of view.”

Learn more in the following stories:

CNN.com Sotomayor ‘always willing to speak up’ at Yale Law

New York Times Sotomayor, a Trailblazer and a Dreamer

Washington Post For Sotomayor, Humble Beginnings to High Court

The Oregonian Obama’s historic pick for the U.S. Supreme Court

FOX Business News Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?

The Oregonian Classmates remember Sotomayor

FOX News Judicial Philosophy

CBS News Gingrich: Sotomayor is Racist

1190 KBND Reaction to Obama’s Choice for Supreme Court Justice

DailyKos.com Sí, Se Puede!!!

Washington Post N.Y. Federal Judge Likely on Shortlist