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Race Issues and the Supreme Court - Ted Olson

Complete video at: Ted Olson summarizes one of this term's highest-profile Supreme Court cases, which found that white firefighters from New Haven, Conn. could not be denied promotion because no minority candidates qualified. The ruling overturned the opinion of The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which included Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. ----- The Honorable Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the former United States Solicitor General provides overview and analysis of the past year of Supreme Court decisions. - Federalist Society Theodore B. Olson served as the 42nd United States Solicitor General from 2001 to 2004. Previously he was an assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel in the Reagan Administration and a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. He has argued many cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including issues of copyright, telecommunications, federal securities regulation, antitrust, the environment, school vouchers, criminal law, immigration, due process, voting rights, equal protection, the separation of powers, and the constitutionality of campaign finance reform law. He successfully represented George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in the Supreme Court Bush v. Gore cases after the 2000 presidential election. He has written and lectured extensively on appellate advocacy, oral advocacy in the courtroom, and constitutional law.
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