Briefly:

  • As part of her outreach to poor and immigrant parents, Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke recently at the New York City Department of Education’s English Language Learning Parent Conference, where she urged the audience to work hard to place their children on the path to college and career success.  Mark Walsh covers the event for Education Week.
  • Stephanie Green of Bloomberg News reports on the gala event held last week by Public Citizen, at which the group awarded retired Justice John Paul Stevens its Lifetime Achievement Award.  (Allison included other coverage of this event in Friday’s round-up.) 
  • In commentary for JURIST, law student Fangxing Li discusses Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Equal Protection Clause challenge to the university’s use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions, and argues that affirmative action policies may harm diversity more than they contribute to it.

[Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, was among the counsel to the American Association of Law Schools, which filed an amicus brief in support of the respondents in Fisher.]

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Recommended Citation: Marissa Miller, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (May. 20, 2013, 8:40 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/05/monday-round-up-170/