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Five Myths that Hound Supreme Court Appointments
As the Senate starts its push to get confirmation votes for stalled judicial nominees this year, let us debunk five of the recurring myths hounding the highest court of the land. 1. Supreme Court justices should have prior judicial experience....
Judicial Firsts: 13 Judges who Pioneered Judicial Diversity (Pt. 1)
For the first time in many years, judicial nominees have been so diverse in terms of ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation that the White House can’t help talking about it. “The men and women the President has nominated to enforce our...
Judicial Firsts: 13 Judges Who Pioneered Judicial Diversity (Pt. 2)
Hispanic Americans The Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza, an alumnus of The University of Texas School of Law, was the first Mexican American federal judge when he was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to the Southern District Court in 1961. He served...
Judicial History 101: Why US Judges Dress the Way They Do
If a uniform has about seven centuries to evolve, how dignified—or unique—can it look? Ask yourself this the next time you see a federal judge or a Supreme Court justice, because, yes, the robes worn by these men and women...