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The Sotomayor Case File


Yet we simultaneously insist that we can and must function and live in a race- and color-blind way that ignores these very differences that in other contexts we laud... The aspiration to impartiality is just that- it's an aspiration because it denies the fact that we are by our experiences making different choices than others." - from 2001 speech in Berkeley, Calif. * "All of the legal defense funds out there - they're looking for people with Court of Appeals experience. Because it is - Court of Appeals is where policy is made. [...] I know, and I know, that this is on tape, and I should never say that Because we don't 'make law/ - from a 2005 conference at Duke University Law School

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