Federal Judge Anna Diggs Taylor wrote the decision, issued yesterday, finding President Bush’s NSA surveillance program unconstitutional. With more than 25 years on the bench, Judge Diggs was an early trail-blazer, an African-American woman who graduated Yale University Law School in the 1950s. Did her race and gender play a role in her decision-making? or in the criticism of it? We try to find out.

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  • Barbara Perry Professor of Government, Sweet Briar College; Author, "A 'Representative' Supreme Court?: The Impact of Race, Religion, and Gender on Appointments"
  • John Jacobs Attorney, John P. Jacobs P.C.

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