No matter where you live or what you look like, everyone deserves a fair shake from our courts. That’s why it’s so important that our judges represent all of our communities. 

Our courts and legal system must be representative, staffed by judges who understand the communities they are serving.

Not all courts are made up of judges who represent the communities they serve. However, that problem won’t be solved by allowing politicians to reject judicial decisions. Instead, states must take steps to ensure courts have qualified judges with a wide array of experiences that allow them to decide a case based on the facts—not the influence of special interests and lobbyists. We need justice, not politics, from our courts.

Several factors contribute to these startling numbers.

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“It’s this tangled web of disparities.”

UW-Madison Professor Pamela Oliver explained in a past LWVWI Fair Courts webinar