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February 12, 2014


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Tom Fox

'Diversity' is a difficult word. Clearly this post is speaking to diversity of an individual's legal experience prior to coming to the bench rather than the more common use of the word 'diversity' in relation to an individual's racial or ethnic family origins. The point of diversity of legal experience is well taken if it exposes a judge's unconscious bias one way or another. A former prosecutor may be more sympathetic to the government's side in a criminal prosecution compared to another judge who was a former criminal defense lawyer. Yet, compared to a former antitrust lawyer, for example, a former prosecutor might be more useful as a District Court judge just because so much of that line of work involves criminal trials. And, as you say, experience counts.

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