Politic365

 
 


Culture

10:26pm January 24, 2014

18%: Obama Has Appointed the Highest % of Black Judges Than Any President

davis

18.%. According to a study by the Alliance for Justice, President Obama has appointed a higher percentage of Black federal judges than any other President in American history. 

The Alliance for Justice study shows that during the Obama administration, 18.7% of the judges confirmed so far have been African American compared to 7.3% confirmed during the eight years President Bush was in office.  During the eight year presidency of Bill Clinton, 16.4% of the federal judges confirmed were African American.  President Clinton appointed more Black federal judges than were appointed over three President previous to him combined.  Now, President Obama is in a position to pass Clinton’s numbers and he has already passed the Clinton in the percentage of Black judges. 

Women, particularly white women, have also done particularly well under President Obama.  During President Obama first five years in office, 41% of the federal judges confirmed have been women.  For President Bush it was 22% and for President Clinton it was 29%.

Still there is a push for President Obama to nominate more Black Judges to the federal bench.  The push is on even stronger after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used the “nuclear option” to break a series of filibusters by Republicans of the President’s nominees.

“I think now is not the time to falter on the president’s commitment to diversifying the bench, and that is especially true on the 11th Circuit,” Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama said in early January after an opening for 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opened.  “Alabama has some very talented African-American lawyers who should be considered.”

Related: See a full list of all of President Obama’s judicial nominations here.



About the Author

Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
is the Managing Editor of Politic365 and publishes the blog Crewof42 on Black members of Congress. She can be seen occasionally on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin. Ms. Burke has enjoyed employment with USAToday and ABC News and holds a B.A. in History from The American University. Contact: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42




 
 

 
pantaleo

Conservative Silence on #EricGarner Case Verifies Black Outreach is a Joke

Eric Garner and Conservative Republican silence.  Where is the shouting about “less government?”  Where are the calls for violations of 4th Amendment rights and police state overreach? Was there conservative suppo...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
1

 
 
10382589_10152331524781551_150485824862705133_o

Report: Obama administration warned of Central American refugee crisis

Over the weekend, the Washington Post published an article detailing the extent that the Obama administration was warned of the surge of child refugees from Central America. The upshot is that the administration treated the inc...
by Adriana Maestas
0

 
 
workF

Pigs Fly During Do-Nothing Congress: Chaka Fattah, Gillibrand + GOP Pass Urban Jobs Bill

Last week as everyone was paying attention to the crisis at the Mexican border, violence in Israel, and shootings in Chicago, Congress actually got something relevant done.  Although the 113th Congress is set to be the least p...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
1

 

Advertisement
 
kids1

D.C. Council Set to Ban Expelling Pre-Schoolers From Publicly Funded Programs

You would think that suspending or expelling a 3 yearly who threw a tantrum from a program would be unthinkable right?  But in Washington, D.C. — just like in so many other cities — officials have to act to pass la...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 
 
fdny+calendar1

New York Firefighter Danae Mines Makes History

Only one of 41 women in the 11,000 member New York City Fire Department, Bronx native Danae Mines knew that she would be a long shot participant in the department’s annual calendar that typically only features men. Cover...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>