Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Joan Biskupic, Marcia Coyle (moderator)
Sat, October 11th, 2014 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $32)


9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Discussion

Sonia Sotomayor’s historic appointment in 2009 as the first Latina Supreme Court Justice flowed from cultural and political changes in America that helped elevate this daughter of a Puerto Rican nurse and a factory worker. Two of the most prestigious Supreme Court experts explore how Associate Justice Sotomayor has challenged an institution and the societal differences she is making.

Joan Biskupic has covered the Supreme Court for more than 20 years and is a regular panelist on PBS’s Washington Week and on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show. She is the author of Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice. Marcia Coyle (moderator) is the Chief Washington Correspondent for The National Law Journal and regularly appears on PBS’s NewsHour. She is the author of The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution.


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