- It’s been 94 years since Genevieve Rose Cline became the first female federal judge, and 77 years since President Harry Truman appointed the first Black federal judge, Irvin Charles Mollison.
- Decades later, judicial diversity remains an ongoing concern. And it is front and center of the ABA Profile of the Legal Profession 2022 report released Thursday.
- of the 1,400 judges serving in federal courts, most are “overwhelmingly male and overwhelmingly white"
- According to the profile, in 16 states—Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware—there were no federal judges of color.
- There are also three states—Nebraska, North Dakota and Idaho—where no women are serving as federal trial judges, the report said.
Law.com's take on the report is Harvard & Yale Still Dominate as Biden Focuses on Diversifying the Judiciary -- Altogether, 232 judges have Ivy League law degrees, representing 18% of the U.S. judiciary, according to a new American Bar Association report.
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