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The federal judiciary plays an important role in the daily lives of Hispanics and all Americans. Use the links below to learn more about the history and role of our courts.
While the U.S. Supreme Court now has greater gender and racial/ethnic diversity than ever, minorities remain under-represented on our federal courts. As America and the legal profession grow more diverse, the legitimacy of our courts is undermined if they fail to reflect the diversity of the people they serve.
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The judicial branch has played an impactful role in the lives of minorities by extending equal protections and rights. The courts are often the last resort – and sometimes the only resort – for minorities seeking redress from inadequate or unfair laws.
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The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts tracks what it calls “Judicial Emergencies;” federal judgeships that have been vacant for so long that hundreds of filings have overwhelmed the court. Clicking the link above will bring you to a list of judicial emergencies. Visit our “Get Involved” page to see what you can do to help.
Judicial Emergencies at USCourts.gov >>
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