Former Deputy Solicitor General of the United States and top Washington D.C. layer who has argued affirmative action cases before the Supreme Court.
She decided to become a lawyer at age eight and later attended the University of Chicago Law School.
She ate a doughnut before each oral argument, a tradition that started with and was encouraged by her father.
She married and had children with lawyer William H. Crispin.
She served as Deputy Solicitor General under former President George Bush.