AFJ Justice Programs Director Michelle Schwartz discusses forced arbitration, the need for more professional diversity among federal judges and Republican obstruction of judicial nominations on WBAI’s Julianna Forlano Show. Recorded at Netroots Nation 2014.
What do Richard Boulware, a federal judge in Nevada, Nina Pillard, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency have in common?
Second chances are rare in the U.S. Senate’s judicial confirmation process. On Wednesday, Ronnie White, the first African American judge on the Missouri Supreme Court, beat the odds by winning confirmation to a federal district court seat the Senate denied him 15 years ago.