Presidential Election of 2008 and How We Win Our
The Case For More Asian Am. Judges
There are currently only 5 active Asian-American
Article III federal judges in the country, only one outside the Ninth Circuit.
All are trial judges, and there are no active Asian-American judges in the
federal appellate courts. Altogether they account for 0.6% of the Federal
judges, while the Asian Am. population is 4.5%.
Other minority groups fair much better 10.7% of the Federal judges are
African Ams, and 6.5% are Hispanics. In contrast, there are more Asian-American
"legal professionals" at law firms of 100 or more employees,
as of 2002, than there are African-American or Hispanic professionals
EEOC report ). The numbers are: 5.3% Asian-American, 4.4% African
American, and 2.9% Hispanics.