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Tue Oct 5, 2021, 06:51 PM

Michigan Solicitor General becomes first Arab American Muslim woman to argue before US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa A. Hammoud made history on Tuesday by becoming the first Arab American Muslim woman to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The case she was arguing originated in Kalamazoo in 2007 and has now made it all the way to the high court.

“Every single one of the justices actually asked a question. Justice Kavanaugh was on the phone, but every single one of the justices obviously was interested,” Hammoud said.

She said arguing in front of the Supreme Court was the highlight of her career.

“It really is surreal. The attorney general and I both went to Wayne State Law School. We went to an urban law school and we bring all of that that here to the Supreme Court and to the Capitol and to Washington D.C. with us. And this is what’s so wonderful about our experience,” Hammoud said. “I know that my family is here, came to surprise me -- my husband, my children, my father, my colleagues are here.”


https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2021/10/05/michigan-solicitor-general-becomes-first-arab-american-muslim-woman-to-argue-before-us-supreme-court/

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RandySF Oct 5 OP
hlthe2b Oct 5 #1
Nittersing Oct 5 #5
hlthe2b Oct 5 #6
Srkdqltr Oct 5 #2
SoCalNative Oct 5 #4
UnderThisLaw Oct 5 #3
LetMyPeopleVote Oct 5 #7

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 07:08 PM

1. I'm glad for her, but what is the case?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 08:05 PM

5. Here

https://wwmt.com/news/local/kalamazoo-murder-conviction-could-be-overturned-case-makes-its-way-to-us-supreme-court

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man convicted of murder in Kalamazoo more than a decade ago could walk free as his case is argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday.

Ervine Davenport admitted to strangling and killing Annette White in 2007. He was shackled during the trial, but the court didn't record the reason why.

Murder: Kalamazoo murder conviction set aside; Ervine Davenport was shackled at trial
Courts have determined that visibly shackling defendants could sway jurors.

Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud argued in the high court Tuesday that the violation of Davenport’s rights was a harmless error.

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Response to Nittersing (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 08:07 PM

6. Thank you. That's an interesting case.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 07:19 PM

2. Interesting that the man with the explosives at the SC was from Michigan.

Just an observation.

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Response to Srkdqltr (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 07:37 PM

4. First thing

that crossed my mind too.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 07:23 PM

3. Congrats to her

Apparently, Clarence Thomas also had an impressive achievement by actually asking a question

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 11:01 PM

7. This is a great accomplishment

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