State High Courts See Modest Rise In Judicial Diversity

By Aebra Coe (May 20, 2022, 4:06 PM EDT) -- The percentage of people of color and women on state high court benches nationwide ticked up slightly over the past year, but many courts around the nation still have a long way to go before they reflect the wider population, according to a report released Friday.

Nationally, the percentage of justices of color on state courts increased from 17% to 18% and the percentage of female justices increased from 39% to 41% between April 2021 and May 2022, according to the report by the Bren­nan Center for Justice.

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