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Resource ID: #15122
Subject: Courts
Source: USA Today (Arlington, Va.)
Date: March - December 1998



USA Today examined the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the law clerks chosen by the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Of the 428 law clerks selected by the current justices during their respective tenures, just 1.6% have been black; 1.2% Hispanic; 4.2% Asian. One quarter were female. USA looked at reasons behind this lack of diversity.

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