After Tough Questioning, Senate Committee Delays Vote on Rivera

, New York Law Journal


Court of Appeals nominee Jenny Rivera, a law professor, yesterday endured four hours of unusually aggressive questioning from Senate Judiciary Committee members concerned about her lack of judicial or practical legal experience, an academic record focused narrowly on social justice and scholarly writings that some lawmakers found abstract and unclear.

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    But why would we WANT a Court of Appeals Justice to have significant judicial and litigation experience? Wouldn't that only serve to make them qualified for the position, and therefore contradict a long tradition of making sure diverse issues are handled by diverse ethnicities, with diverse experiences and educations, so that eventual our judicial system can become diverse it can be?

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