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Judicial Diversity

Jennifer Bendery

Elizabeth Warren Taps Corporate Attorney For Judicial Slot, Despite Calls For Professional Diversity | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a strong case earlier this year for the need for more professional diversity on the federal bench. ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Leaving His Mark On Judiciary As Senate Confirms Gay, Black Judges | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate made history on Tuesday with its vote to confirm Darrin Gayles to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florid...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Confirms First-Ever Native American Woman As Federal Judge | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate quietly made history on Wednesday night when it confirmed Diane Humetewa as a federal judge -- the first Native American woma...

Jennifer Bendery

Progressive Groups Urge Senators To Stop With All The Corporate Judicial Nominees | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the clock running down on President Barack Obama's time in the White House, more than 30 labor, civil rights and environmental grou...

Amanda Terkel

Chris Christie Nominates Openly Gay African-American Man To State Supreme Court | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) made two historic nominations to the New Jersey State Supreme Court on Monday, continuing his push to...

The Judicial Confirmation Crisis: The Threat to Diversity

Leslie Proll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Proll

We need the Senate confirmation process to function properly so that diversity of the bench can advance, not retreat. Instead, minority candidates are falling victim to the confirmation stalemate, even when they have strong bipartisan support.