Coming Wednesday in the AJC

She penned a blistering dissent in an excessive-use-of-force case and declared a mandatory 30-year prison sentence unconstitutional on grounds it was cruel and unusual punishment.

Lawyers who appear before Martin say she has a fierce determination to do what she thinks is right and say she has a quality Obama says he wants in his judicial nominees: empathy. The Senate will vote on her confirmation Jan. 20

In Wednesday's AJC, we'll tell you Martin's story and how she doesn't flinch in the face of controversy.

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