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Summer ’04
Issue 69/Vol. 38/No. 3

From the Dean

Cover Story

Josh Bolten ’80, the man President Bush nicknamed “Yosh,” is the ultimate Washington insider. As Director of the OMB, he wields enormous influence over almost every domestic program and policy that emanates from the White House. But the motorcycle-riding, pickup-driving, let’s-go-bowling friend of Bo Derek is also as down-home as they come


Graduation 2004
On May 16, some 1,800 friends and family gathered at Stanford’s Memorial Auditorium to celebrate the graduation of the Law School’s Class of 2004.

Rumsfeld v. Padilla (& Jenny)
Stanford Law Professor Jenny Martinez landed smack in the middle of one of the biggest cases to come before the Supreme Court in years—the feds’ controversial incarceration of “dirty bomber” suspect Jose Padilla.

Sprinting All the Way
Kathleen M. Sullivan is ending her tenure as Dean this summer the same way she started—going flat out. Couple that drive with her intellectual prowess and charisma, and it’s easy to understand how Dean Sullivan was able to accomplish so much for the School in only five years.

Summer Reading
Law School faculty offer their picks of books to read this summer. Don’t worry—there’s not a law book among them.

In Brief

Alumni and School News

New Dean

Black Alumni Gather

Clinic Garners Award

Class of 2004 Sets Record

Biosciences Center Launched

Big Bad Wolf on Trial 

Faculty and Alumni Feted


Readers offer conflicting views on the Lawyer’s coverage of the ACLU’s Anthony Romero.

Insights from former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Indian Attorney General Soli Sorabjee, and others.

Professor Pamela Karlan argues that baseball and same-sex marriage have a lot more in common than one might think.

In Memoriam