OPINION: Missed Opportunity In Supreme Court Nomination

Law360, New York (March 16, 2016, 11:05 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama professes to be a champion of diversity, particularly of race and gender diversity. He has appointed an unprecedented number of women and minorities, including a number of highly qualified Asian-Americans to posts in his administration, and nominated many to the federal judiciary.

There is one critical arena where his dedication to diversity, as applied to Asian-Americans, the fastest growing ethnic group in America, was recently tested. If one believes that a commitment to diversity requires ethnic and gender representation proportional to the population at large, the president failed.

In the debate to nominate a replacement for the late...

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