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www.americanprogress.org: Pipelines to Power: Encouraging Professional Diversity on the Federal Appellate Bench

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Importantly, the report notes that the lack of professional diversity is severe enough that all policymakers must take responsibility.

Why professional diversity on the federal bench matterAt the offset, it is important to address why professional diversity matters, particularly given that lawyers throughout the profession have a wide variety of personal experiences and perspectives.

Closely related to professional diversity, such hiring practices can undermine intellectual diversity in regard to personal ideology as well.

Partisan conservatives currently have an outsized influence on the pipeline for federal judges, threatening to undermine intellectual diversity along with professional diversity.

Increasing professional diversity on the federal bench will go far in ensuring that goal.

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