|THE INFINITY PROJECT PRESENTS|
Infinity Project: Informing and Improving Judicial Selection Processes Event
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Honorable Karen Schreier, Chief Judge of the United Sattes District Court for the District of South Dakota (the first woman to hold this post) accepts the Judge Diana Murphy Legacy Award for her work advancing gender diversity on the bench. Looking on are event keynoter and CNN senior analyst Jeffrey Toobin and panelists Hon. Celeste Bremer (Federal Magistrate Judge and trainer for Iowa Judicial Selection Commissioners); Hon. Audrey Fleissig, a recent appointee to the United States District Court Eastern District of Missouri. and Robert Raben (Past-president of the Hispanic Bar Association DC and consultant to diverse federal judicial nominees) from right to left.
The event was featured in a Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial on the need for gender diversity on the bench.
|ABOUT THE INFINITY PROJECT
The Infinity Project’s mission is to increase the gender diversity of the federal bench to ensure the quality of justice in the Eighth Circuit.
The Infinity Project seeks to advance this mission by:
- Creating public awareness for the importance of gender equity on the bench and the availability of qualified women candidates;
- Engaging senators and other politicians on the issues of gender equity and the need for appointment of a female Eighth Circuit judge.
- Serving as a clearinghouse for candidates who have indicated an interest in serving on the Eighth Circuit bench. However, the Infinity Project will neither advocate for particular candidates nor screen candidates to determine whether they are qualified to serve.
The Infinity Project believes it is necessary to have a bench that reflects the society as a whole in order that judicial decisions reflect public policy that takes into account differing life experiences and points of view.
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|THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT AND WOMEN
One woman out of 61 is not enough. Sixty-one judges have served (3 before Congress officially established the Court). One has been a woman for a whopping 1.6%. President Clinton nominated Bonnie Campbell (Iowa) but she was not confirmed.
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|INFINITY STATE ORGANIZING
Materials for use in state level organizing
Infinity state point people met in Minnesota for an All-Circuit Summit.
The Infinity Project honored Judge Diana Murphy, center front row.
For more information about the summit, click here.