Supreme Court & Conservative Justices: Weird Rulings – Politics Article

Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. February 5, 2019. (Doug Mills/Pool via Reuters) There will be much good and astringent commentary on today’s Supreme Court decision striking down Louisiana’s modest attempts to regulate abortion clinics like any other medical provider. But one of the most bracing was written by Jesse Merriam before the decision came down. Over at Law and Liberty, Merriam holds that “the [conservative legal] movement never worked out its…

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EXCLUSIVE: Lib Dem leadership contender calls for action as figures reveal just 1% of court judges are black – Politics Article

People of colour are significantly under-represented among court judges in England and Wales. A Lib Dem leadership frontrunner has called for a major push on diversity, after government figures revealed just 7% of judges in the court system are from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. The latest figures from April last year show that only 7.4% of court judges in England and Wales are from Asian, Black, Mixed or Other ethnic groups. 13% of the UK public are BAME. There…

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