March 11, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
ACS South Florida: What’s Next for the Judiciary?
Join the ACS South Florida and Washington, D.C. Lawyer Chapters for a discussion on what’s next for the judiciary. During the Trump Administration, the Republican-led Senate confirmed 234 Article III judges, including three new Supreme Court justices and 54 circuit court judges. One constant among these new judges is a stunning lack of diversity. Of the 234 new judges, 178 (76%) are men and 197 (84%) are white. This is a reversal from the Obama administration, which emphasized nominating diverse candidate to the federal bench. As a result, the federal courts have gotten whiter and more male over the past four years.
What does the new Biden Administration mean for judicial nominations and the makeup of the federal courts?
Zachary Gima, Senior Director of Strategic Engagement, American Constitution Society
Katie O’Connor, Deputy Chief Counsel, Demand Justice
Victoria Mesa-Estrada, Senior Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center
1.0 hour of CLE Credit is pending for this event.