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A Brennan Center analysis of all 50 states found that high court benches are dominated by white men.
Richard Matsch, who presided over the the Oklahoma City bombing trials, was an example of the best of the bench.
The race highlighted the need for modernized judicial recusal rules — and possibly even larger changes to how states select judges.
Efforts by politicians to drag courts through the partisan muck are proliferating, a Brennan Center analysis finds
States can do more to insulate judges from partisan politics
One key reason, our research suggests: Elections aren’t producing representative benches
States must consider how to safeguard the independence of state courts
All President Trump needs to do is ask for the bureau to continue its background investigation
Without a full probe, Kavanaugh could, like Justice Thomas, ascend to the Court with a permanent cloud over him