Washington Law Review


Thank you very much for the invitation to introduce this wonderful symposium honoring my mother, Judge Betty Binns Fletcher. Let me begin by thanking my mother. Without her I would not be here. I realize that everyone can, and should, thank their mother for being here—that is, for their very existence. But I mean my thanks not only in that way. I mean also that without her I really would not be here—at this podium, speaking to you as a judge on the Ninth Circuit.

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