IJPM Executive Director and Associate Director Participate in ABA’s Academic Reading Group to Review Sotomayor’s Qualifications for Supreme Court Position

Syracuse University College of Law provided one of the two academic reading groups that evaluated now Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s written work as part of the American Bar Association’s evaluation of her qualifications for the position of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  IJPM Associate Director Lisa Dolak acted as chair of this group and IJPM Director Keith Bybee also served on this reading group.  Sotomayor’s qualifications were reviewed in the areas of integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament; the criteria on which the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary (SCFJ) rates all federal judicial nominees.  This marks the second time the SCFJ has tapped the College of Law to support its evaluation of a Supreme Court nominee.  The first time was in 2005 for Justice Samuel Alito.