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Female Graduate Remembers Nina Pillard, Lawyer Who Won Case Opening the Virginia Military Institute to Women

In 1996, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for gender equality in higher education when it ruled that the Virginia Military Institute, a public university, must open its doors to female students. Today in The Hill, a newspaper that … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: Facts About Diversity and Judges on the Federal

Here’s a great infographic from the Colorado Ethics Watch and Alliance for Justice showing the need for more diversity among judges serving on the federal courts. While the Obama Administration has been progressive in nominating judges that increase diversity,  a … Continue reading

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Infographic: The Diversity of President Obama’s Judicial Appointments

Here’s an infographic from the White House that shows how federal courts are growing more diverse under President Obama’s administration. However, it also shows how hard it has been for the president to get his nominees through the U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Obama’s Diverse Judges; Budget Cuts to Hit the Poor Hardest; Was Roberts Wrong about Voting in Mass.?

Compiled by Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Obama pushing to diversify federal judiciary amid GOP delays Jeff Chiu The Washington Post As President Barack Obama gains his footing in his new term, he … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Candidates Address Women’s Issues; Judicial Vacancy Crisis Continues; Expanded Early Voting Stands in Ohio

Compiled by Freddi Goldstein, a Fall 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Women’s Issues Help Shape Presidential Debate New York Times By Nia-Malika Henderson Last night’s “Town Hall” debate between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney placed … Continue reading

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Senate Obstruction Leaves Our Courts in Crisis

On February 21, 2012, The Leadership Conference and the American Constitution Society hosted an event at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Boyd School of Law to highlight the growing judicial vacancy crisis that has deeply impacted Nevada and the nation … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Police Discrimination; Wrongful Convictions; Diverse Judicial Nominations

Four Connecticut Officers Charged With Depriving Latinos of Rights By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times On Tuesday January 24, 2012, the Department of Justice issued an indictment alleging that four East Haven, Connecticut police officers conspired “to injure, oppress, threaten … Continue reading

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