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Judge with Chicago ties is on Supreme Court short list

Apr 11, 2010 1:00:00 AM - chicagotribune.com
Appellate Judge Diane Wood has been called a liberal activist by a conservative group, but lawyers who have argued before her disagree

In a 2008 ruling on a dispute involving a Jewish custom, U.S. Appellate Judge Diane Wood was articulating a passionate and detailed dissent when she veered off into a mini-lecture on the anti-Semitic overtones of Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice."

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