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Malia Reddick
National organizations that work to ensure fair, trusted, and accountable courts are increasingly recognizing the potential for implicit bias to obstruct this goal, particularly when such bias is brought to bear in the selection and evaluation of judges. Defined as attitudes or stereotypes that affect our...
Mark Staines
A recent study by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is shedding new light on the demographics of state judiciaries across the country. The Gavel Gap project collected data based on the race, ethnicity, and gender of 10,000 sitting state court judges, and then analyzed how closely each state’s...
Guest Post
Christine Todd Whitman
One of the reasons that the American experiment succeeded was the genius of our Founding Fathers in establishing a three-part system of government with an independent judiciary. The concept in the Federalist Papers and in the United States Constitution is that the judiciary can and must balance out the power of the...
Malia Reddick
This November, five of the seven justices on the Kansas Supreme Court are standing for retention, and many court watchers in Kansas and around the country are anticipating a no-holds-barred election battle. The supreme court on one side and the governor and legislature on the other have been at odds for the last...

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