Sam was recently featured on an episode of the Millennial Politics Podcast. From the introduction:
Sam Bagenstos has spent the past 25 years of his life fighting tirelessly for civil rights. Kicking his career off on a high note, Sam clerked for the recently departed Ninth Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who was considered one of the most progressive courts of appeals judges, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Inspired to become a lawyer by the civil rights movement of the 1960’s,” Sam went on to work with the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. He then divided his time between teaching and practicing law. until returning to the Justice Department under President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.
Throughout his career, Sam has fought in high-profile cases for disabled Americans, voting rights, workers’ rights, and the residents of Flint, Michigan. And now, he is ready to take his work to the next level as a Michigan Supreme Court Justice.
Go over and listen to the whole thing!