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Have You Seen These Women? Kagan Sources

May 14, 2010

On Monday, President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.  In the wake of this announcement, however, the media has responded to Ms. Kagan’s accomplishment by debating her sexual orientation and mocking her physical appearance. Too often these political discussions are left to talking heads that do not represent our country’s diversity. It’s certainly not that there aren’t any good women out there, and we’ve made sure that those women are easily accessible for the media!  Have you seen these women?
  • A graduate of Harvard Law School, Imani Perry is a Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University.  With an interdisciplinary approach, Perry focuses on race and African American culture.
  • Best known for establishing the field of economic justice in legal theory, Georgetown Professor of Law Emma Coleman Jordan teaches courses in Economic Justice, Commercial Law, Torts, and Financial Services.
  • Sam Bennett serves as President and CEO of the Women’s Campaign Forum.  Her experience as a female Congressional candidate in 2008 as well as her leadership at WCF has given Sam a wealth of knowledge about the unique experiences of women in politics.
  • Debbie Hines is an experienced trial lawyer in private practice with over 20 years experience litigating personal injury and criminal cases.  She is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, Maryland, District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.
  • Founder of the popular political blog PunditMom, Joanne Bamberger boasts strong expertise in understanding women’s political views.  An authority on women’s and mothers’ political involvement, Bamberger is a regular contributor to BlogHer and The Huffington Post.
  • Columbia University Professor of Law Patricia Williams writes the monthly “Diary of a Mad Law Professor” for The Nation magazine covering everything from gender to civil rights law to DNA forensics.