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Offline corbe

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With a new vacancy on the Texas Supreme Court, attention turns to diversity concerns

Gov. Greg Abbott has his third opportunity to appoint a judge to the state's highest civil court. His first two picks were white men.

by Emma Platoff Aug. 5, 2019
 
The first and only all-woman Texas Supreme Court came about by accident.

The legal question was about as interesting as any — the El Paso-area land rights of a fraternal organization called Woodmen of the World — but all three male justices on the court in 1925 were members of that club, as were the prominent male attorneys then-Gov. Pat M. Neff considered as potential replacements. Ultimately, Neff settled on a novel path forward: For a single sitting, he appointed three women to the court.

The court is three times larger now, but it hasn’t had such a high proportion of women — or even a higher number of women — since. It wasn’t for six more decades that a woman was appointed to serve full-time on the court, and fewer than 10 women have served as full-time justices at all.

Currently, there are just two women on the state’s highest civil court, the same as the number of justices named Jeffrey B.

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https://www.texastribune.org/2019/08/05/texas-supreme-court-diversity-vacancy-abbott-appoint/
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To hell with diversity.

I just want people who support the Texas and US Constitution, no matter what ethnicity, gender or religion they happen to be.

Do all those women on the US Supreme Court for the sake of diversity help or hurt that cause?
« Last Edit: August 05, 2019, 11:26:54 AM by IsailedawayfromFR »
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 Diversity is just another word for exclusion. Take diversity and shove it. Pick the best person for the job.
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Diversity is just another word for exclusion.

I want to remember that phrase.
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"The disdain of a small minority should never, absent legitimate grievance, take precedence over the majority."

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