Editorial: Too few women judges

  • Article by: EDITORIAL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 17, 2011 - 7:48 PM

Infinity Project targets U.S. Eighth Circuit's male bastion.

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mrdurdenumdOct. 17, 11 7:55 PM

Blah blah blah. There was NEVER proof of Justice Thomas ever acting inappropriately. You had ONE woman's wild accusations years after anything supposedly happened, and just conveniently happened to come up right before his approval to go for a full Senate confirmation. This is no different than the whiners crying about not many women CEOs. If more women wanted to be judges they'd run and win. This here's a non-story.

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pdt233Oct. 17, 11 8:00 PM

If this group wants validity seeking equal rights in judicial appointments they should also be just as adamant in other obvious gender biased jobs. Why do I not hear them complain about education? Now more than 75% female in MN teachers positions. With very few men working as paras. Walk in almost any elementary school and it is hard to find any male over 12.

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gopherfan93Oct. 17, 11 8:04 PM

There are 9 women on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. What more do they want???

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SupervonOct. 17, 11 8:36 PM

There is only one answer. Let's get more female criminals.

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owatonnabillOct. 17, 1110:23 PM

Why should it matter? Isn't there a reason that the statue of Lady Justice is blindfolded? Impartial interpretation of the law is not gender-based.

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twincitizen1Oct. 17, 1111:52 PM

Cue the straight white men to chime in with their predictable "the status quo is fine" comments... (for the record, I am a straight white male)

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venetaOct. 18, 11 1:55 AM

I agree. More women judges. To heck with their qualifications, other than not having male genitalia. OR, we could just say, "We need better judges". Would that make more sense?

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karendavid816Oct. 18, 11 6:28 AM

So why does this editorial not tell us how appeals court judges are appointed? You'd think if the point is to change something we ought to know how it currently works. Or maybe the point was really to tell us what a wonderful job Amy is doing.

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eman2002Oct. 18, 11 8:24 AM

Please stop promoting discrimination and prejudice. Appoint the best candidate.

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skeetrOct. 18, 11 8:45 AM

I'd rather have the most qualified judge in front of me regardless of gender or race. To demand more judges of a particular sex or race instead of qualifications endangers the entire legal process.

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