There is a high price to pay, however, for complacency about the judges who are appointed to the courts.
Lawrence Goldstone: Judiciary reform is not revengeBut as of late, that wisdom has not produced a judiciary many Americans will feel they can fully trust.
A judiciary that includes only perspectives of the dominant class will likely yield judgments that reinforce the experience and the values of the majority.
A judiciary that lacks diversity invites the public to question why that is the case.
This story is part of the project “The Battle for the Constitution,” in partnership with the National Constitution Center.