JAS, Other Groups Urge Professional Diversity on Bench

Justice at Stake (JAS) is among more than 30 organizations urging U.S. senators to consider professional diversity when evaluating judicial candidates. “A truly diverse judiciary...not only reflects the gender, ethnic, sexual orientation, disability and racial diversity of the nation, but also includes judges who come from all corners of the legal profession — and particularly those who have worked in the public interest, representing those whose voices are otherwise rarely heard. This sort of professional diversity both enhances judicial decision-making and is essential to the public’s trust in our justice system,” the groups' letter states. Read more at GavelGrab.