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October 31, 2010 | By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau
When a Supreme Court seat first came open last year, Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe offered some candid advice to one of his former students ? President Obama. Tribe was enthusiastic about Elena Kagan, but not the other front-runner, then- Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Her impact within the court "would be negative," Tribe told Obama in a letter on May 4, 2009. "Bluntly put, she's not nearly as smart as she seems to think she is, and her reputation for being something of a bully could well make her liberal impulses backfire and simply add to the Roberts/Alito/Scalia/Thomas wing of the court," Tribe wrote, referring to four conservative justices.
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April 7, 1989 | From Times Wires Services
Law students at USC, UCLA and other schools throughout California and the nation held rallies Thursday to protest what they said is a lack of minorities on law school faculties. About 100 USC law students gathered in front of the school's Law Center on Thursday to encourage increased recruitment of minority faculty there and nationwide. The law school's full-time faculty of 39 includes eight white women and one black man.
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August 13, 1991
It seems to me that Harvard Law School professor McDowell is guilty of the same obfuscation he ascribes to those on both sides of the abortion issue. Of course the Supreme Court will not justify any decision affecting abortion rights on the individual justice's perceived morality of abortion. And, in my view, neither will the court's decisions derive from constitutional "principles of . . . federalism and separation of powers" as McDowell asserts. It seems clear to me that any right a woman has to implement her own private decision regarding abortion comes directly from our Constitution.
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September 18, 2000
William Clements Warren, 91, a former dean of Columbia University Law School who helped transform the institution into a modern school. Warren is credited with improving the school's scholarship offerings and building a more diversified student body during his tenure as dean from 1952 to 1970. He also led the planning efforts for the school's main building.
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January 25, 2010 | By Katherine Skiba
If Cook County, Ill., had its druthers, President Obama would be showing up for jury duty today. But court officials were told several weeks ago the prospect was a no-go, a White House official said Sunday. The summons arrived at the president's Chicago home. Obama, a 1991 graduate of Harvard Law School, president of the Harvard Law Review and later a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, would have been bound for the courthouse in suburban Bridgeview had he not been otherwise occupied.
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May 19, 2010
Tom Campbell Political party: Republican Occupation: Visiting professor of law, Chapman University School of Law Age: 57, born in Chicago City of residence: Irvine Personal: wife Susanne, no children Education: B.A., M.A., PhD. degrees in economics, University of Chicago. Law degree, Harvard Law School. Career highlights: Professor, Stanford Law School, 1983-88. U.S. House of Representatives, 1989-93 and 1995-2001.
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June 22, 1988
The column raises some interesting points. Judge Budzyn sentenced Debra Ann Forster to stay on birth control for the rest of her childbearing life. Now Dershowitz is right in the idea that every "ist" will be offended by the severity of Forster's sentence; they always are, aren't they? No matter the victim, no matter the crime, the "ists" will always scream for the rights of the culprit. They identify, because of a faulty self-image, with the social-deficient person now facing justice.
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December 24, 1987 | MARY BARBER, Times Staff Writer
Fourteen years after graduating with honors from Harvard Law School, Ralph Mitzenmacher walked out on a successful legal career in Los Angeles to begin a scholarly life that promises neither professional nor financial rewards. Lee Ann Meyer did the same. A UCLA graduate, Meyer was a specialist in public interest law who left her job as litigation associate with a Los Angeles firm.
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January 30, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Wendy Davis, the long shot Democratic candidate for Texas governor, deserves all the scrutiny she is getting for blurring some facts in her compelling life story. When she got divorced, how long she lived as a single mother in a trailer, whether she was remarried and financially comfortable when she went off to Harvard Law School are not minor points in a narrative built on overcoming hardship. Politicians, whatever their party, must be held to the highest standard of truth, so it's entirely fair to rap her for overstating the adverse conditions of her life in order to make her climb to success sound more dramatic.
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