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From Thurgood Marshall to Sonia Sotomayor: The Voices of Groundbreaking Supreme Court Justices
Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall famously brought his tales of race discrimination into the conference room with his eight brethren. His opinions on such topics as voting rights and affirmative action reflected his distinct experience as the first African American justice. Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg used their voices as the first women justices in a different way, reflecting on their early careers as, respectively, an Arizona state legislator and ACLU women’s rights advocate. Now the first Latina justice, Sonia Sotomayor, is breaking earlier molds. Longtime Supreme Court correspondent and judicial biographer Joan Biskupic examines the differences that various groundbreaking justices have made.
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