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Judiciary Prioritizes ‘Diversity and Respect’ in New Goals

Sept. 15, 2020, 10:25 PM

The federal judiciary is stressing the need for greater diversity within its ranks amid a nationwide push for racial equality and fairness.

Its policy making body on Tuesday finalized diversity-based goals in its 2020 Strategic Planand noted that the judiciary “can and should strive” for diversity in its hiring. Judges should also be mindful of diversity when hiring clerks.

“In light of recent heightened awareness regarding racial fairness and justice, the strategic plan also adds language underscoring the judiciary’s commitment to nondiscrimination and the delivery of fair and impartial justice,” Judge Claire V. Eagan, chair of the Judicial Conference’s ...