Monday, July 12, 2010

Good News on the Judicial Front: Obama Appoints Women, Minorities

Those of us who would like the Federal bench to look more like America (and less like the Dallas County Club circa 1950) will be pleased by this report:
So far, nearly half of Obama’s 73 appointments to the federal bench have been women, 25 percent have been African American, 11 percent Asian American, and 10 percent Hispanic. About 30 percent of Obama’s nominees were white males. By contrast, two-thirds of George W. Bush’s nominees were white males.
Obama’s rate of appointing women and people of color is higher than those of any of his predecessors during the first year of their terms.

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