Leon Friedman, Joseph Kushner Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law, was interviewed by CBS on May 26, 2009, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
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Supreme Court scholar Leon Friedman said it was the Bronx native’s background which made her nomination possible.
“It’s not affirmative action, it’s appointing someone who really can understand the problems that that particular community undergoes in the legal profession,” Friedman said.