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June 29, 2009

Laurie Webb Daniel ’82 Participates on Committee Vetting Supreme Court Nominee

Oregon Law 1982 graduate Laurie Webb Daniel recently was appointed to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary charged with vetting Unites States Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

Daniel is serving as part of the committee’s “reading group,” a national team of leading practicing lawyers with Supreme Court experience. The group examines the legal writings of Sotomayor and provides the standing committee with insights and comments.

The results of the reading group’s analysis and those of the committee’s other groups are reported to the full standing committee for consideration and evaluation in developing a rating: “Well Qualified,” “Qualified,” or “Not Qualified.”

The standing committee reports its rating in a written letter to the White House, United States Department of Justice, and to each member of the Senate Judiciary.

Daniel is a partner with Holland & Knight LLP, and chair of the firm’s appellate team. Based in Atlanta, she has appeared in appellate and trial courts nationwide, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Daniel has served as a commentator for CNN on Supreme Court arguments and on the faculty of numerous continuing legal education programs.

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