Women for the U.S. Supreme Court
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Join us in a mission to ensure diversity and inclusion across the highest bench. As you look into the near future, we propose that you take the following candidates under consideration and add them to your shortlist for the United States Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court is a stakeholder in our body of laws and basic rights. As research proves it, diversity ignites extraordinary thought, innovation and fair decision decision-making.
The following four candidates are exceptional examples of our leadership and should be considered for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Judge Diane Humetewa, Judge Ann Claire Williams, Judge Jacqueline Nguyen and Judge Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson are viable candidates for the U.S. Supreme Court.
1. Judge Humetewa is a Hopi Indian from Arizona. In 2007 she became the first Native American woman U.S. Attorney appointed by G.W. Bush. Later, she became the first Native American woman to serve as a federal judge appointed by president Barack Obama.
2. Judge Williams is the first-ever African-American female judge appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, a designation by Ronald Reagan. She is also the first African-American judge on the Seventh Circuit, appointed by Bill Clinton. She has received numerous awards from schools and legal organizations for her contributions to the law and the legal community.
3. Judge Nguyen is judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the first Asian-American female to serve as a federal appellate judge. Both appointments were made by Barack Obama. She is also the first Vietnamese-American federal judge, and the first Asian-Pacific American female federal judge in California.
4. Judge Thompson was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009 to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, where she has served since confirmation in 2010.
LEAN IN Women of Color has a mission to promote diversity, inclusion and retention, especially in areas of influence. We explore ways to resolve low representation of women of color and help facilitate action and ideas.
This is an ongoing petition until there is a selection for the U.S. Supreme Court. Biographies and additional information on the following judges are located at http://petition.leaninwomenofcolor.com/
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