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The judges appointed to our federal courts will shape women's legal rights for decades to come. We're working to increase the diversity of our federal courts, to ensure that the court system isn’t crippled by vacancies, and to urge the nomination of judges who are fair-minded and understand the impact of the law on women’s lives.

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Fact Sheet | Women in the Federal Judiciary: Still A Long Way to Go

March 18, 2015

Over the past three decades, an increasing number of women have joined the legal profession.  Since 1992, women’s representation in law school classes has approached 50%. Despite record numbers of female judicial nominees, the percentage of female federal judges, however, is far lower. It is of critical importance to increase the representation of women on the federal bench.

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Fact Sheet | Women in the Federal Judiciary: Still A Long Way to Go

March 18, 2015

Legal Briefs & Testimony | Testimony of Marcia D. Greenberger Before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court

July 02, 2010

Reports & Toolkits | The Record of Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Critical Legal Rights for Women: Federal Anti-Discrimination Protections: Title VII Disparate Treatment Cases

July 17, 2009

Reports & Toolkits | The Record of Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Critical Legal Rights for Women: Other Issues That Have an Impact on Women's Rights

July 17, 2009