Lack of diversity in Supreme Court bar

A little off-point perhaps, but this blog often provides information on Supreme Court advocacy and decisions, and so I thought our readers might be interested in this AP story about the lack of diversity among those who argue before the Supreme Court. Here's a short excerpt:

In roughly 75 hours of arguments at the Supreme Court since October,
only one African-American lawyer appeared before the justices, and for
just over 11 minutes. The numbers were marginally better for Hispanic lawyers. Four of them argued for a total of 1 hour, 45 minutes. Women were better represented, accounting for just over 17 percent of the arguments before the justices. In
an era when three women, a Hispanic and an African-American sit on the
court and white men constitute a bare majority of the nine justices, the
court is more diverse than the lawyers who argue before it.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *