Diversity in the Courts Matters

Why does diversity in the courts matter?

All Americans, not just Asian Pacific Americans, should care about diversity on the courts. When there is a diverse group of judges ruling on issues before the courts, we as citizens have greater confidence in the ability of the courts to take into account how their decisions impact all members of society.  If we have only a handful of Asian Pacific American judges in the entire judiciary, the courts are deprived of a critical set of experiences when deliberating on matters affecting our community.  The federal judiciary must reflect the diversity of this country in order to provide the justice that the United States Constitution demands and that all American citizens deserve.