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May 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Sotomayor won an apology from white-shoe law firm, Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge, when she accused them of bias during her interview process back in 1978. From the LA Times:

The complaint resulted from a dinner conversation between Sotomayor and a Shaw Pittman partner, Martin Krall. According to news reports at the time, Krall asked her whether she would have been admitted to law school if she were not Puerto Rican and whether law firms did a disservice by hiring minority students with inferior credentials and then firing them a few years later….Sotomayor’s complaint caused a campus furor. A student-faculty panel found the complaint warranted and ordered Shaw Pittman to write her a letter of apology


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