This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on February 16, 2022.
If those trends tell us anything, it is that appointing Black women lawyers to the federal bench means adding more than just increased demographic diversity. When we welcome women of color, especially Black women, experience shows us that we are also improving the professional diversity and legitimacy of our courts. We are inviting the voices and stories of the people they represented into the halls of justice. This too is worth celebrating.