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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 ensure that individuals who are nominated to lifetime positions on the federal bench support the rights and principles that are fundamental to women's progress.

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Fact Sheet | The Vacancy Crisis in the Federal Judiciary: What's at Stake for Women

September 10, 2014

There are currently 57 vacancies on the federal district and appellate courts, a ten percent vacancy rate. This alarmingly high vacancy rate forces people around the country to wait for justice. 

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

September 10, 2014

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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More Resources

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

September 10, 2014

Fact Sheet | The Vacancy Crisis in the Federal Judiciary: What's at Stake for Women

September 10, 2014

Fact Sheet | Women's Rights at Stake: Why Judicial Nominations Matter to Women

February 02, 2011

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