Bloomberg Law
Oct. 13, 2021, 11:03 PM

Sotomayor Laments Lack of Professional Diversity on High Court

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

Justice Sonia Sotomayor lamented the Supreme Court’s lack of professional diversity during a New York University Law School event on Wednesday.

“When Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed, we lost our only civil rights lawyer,” Sotomayor said, appearing remotely at the event marking the fifth anniversary of the school’s center for diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

“That kind of diversity, diversity in experience, is something that I think we are sorely missing,” the Barack Obama appointee said during a conversation with NYU law professor Kenji Yoshino.

The justices lack legal experience with women’s rights, racial rights, disability rights, immigration, environmental law, or ...

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