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Josh Kardon said:
"There is a disconnect in getting women more fully active in the process. We need at a very early stage, get out in front of women lawyers all across the state and get them to envision themselves competing for these jobs. I can tell you that probably six of the men who made it to the final eleven had for decades envisioned themselves as federal judges... [W]e need to actively encourage women all across the state to think about preparing their careers and their resume's to serve on the federal bench."
Do we really only want candidates who have "for decades envisioned themselves as federal judges" and "prepare their resumes" accordingly? I think Mr. Kardon's comments highlight the real problem with the selection process. It's not the racial/gender diversity of the committee, it's that only politicians seem to get selected for these positions.
What about the lawyer who devoted her career, not to her own personal ambition and self aggrandizement, but to being a good lawyer for the sake of her clients? Wouldn't that lawyer make a better federal judge than the politician?
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