City Council candidate Jo Anne Simon has at least one thing going for her: a case before Sonia Sotomayor

Jo Anne Simon, City Council candidate from Brooklyn, has a Sonia Sotomayor story.
Years ago, in a case that produced what will be one of Sotomayor’s more closely scrutinized rulings as she prepares for her Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Simon was the lead counsel for the plaintiff, and, ultimately, the winner.
The case centered around Simon’s client, Marilyn Bartlett, a severely dyslexic law student. Simon was arguing that Bartlett had a right to additional time on the state bar exam under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“It was very clear to me, very early on, that she was extremely bright and extremely careful about the way her court was run,” Simon said of Sotomayor, in an interview.

City Council candidate Jo Anne Simon has at least one thing going for her: a case before Sonia Sotomayor