Louisiana Needs More Women and Minority Judges

A 2016 report authored by Salmon A. Shomade of Emory University and Sally J. Kenney of Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University shows that women and minority men are doing better in winning judicial office than legislative office, where Louisiana ranks last among the states. Those numbers, however, still lag well behind their representation in the general population. Moreover, the success of women and minority men in New Orleans and Baton Rouge masks a severe underrepresentation in the rest of Louisiana.

 

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Press

Women, minority judges underrepresented in Louisiana, but less so in New Orleans: Tulane study (NOLA.com)

Louisiana doesn’t have enough women and minority judges, new Tulane report says (Greater Baton Rouge Business Report)

La. lacks female, minority judges, Tulane finds (The New Orleans Advocate)