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Judicial Firsts: 13 Judges who Pioneered Judicial Diversity (Pt. 1)


For the first time in many years, judicial nominees have been so diverse in terms of ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation that the White House can’t help talking about it. “The men and women the President has nominated to enforce our laws and deliver justice represent his unprecedented commitment [to] expanding the diversity of our […]

Judicial Firsts: 13 Judges Who Pioneered Judicial Diversity (Pt. 2)


Hispanic Americans The Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza, an alumnus of The University of Texas School of Law, was the first Mexican American federal judge when he was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to the Southern District Court in 1961. He served as chief judge of the district from 1974 to 1979. In 1979, Carter […]