Residents of Texas may want to read this article regarding how racial disparity in the courts, among the judges and prosecutors, results in justice that is not fair. A study showed that in 2015, 95% of elected prosecutors were white while fewer than 2 in 10 judges were people of color in 2016. Activists feel that this results in trials that are not completely fair.
Ensuring fair trials
According to The Appeal, while attention is often on the police, other parts of the legal system, the courts and prosecution, are being overlooked. Ensuring a fair trial should be the goal of the legal system, say the activists.
Scarcity of those to serve
Opportunities do not really exist for those of color in the courts. When they do finish college and enter law school, many leave law school as the challenge is just too strong. This hurts the community since, even if there are openings, candidates are lacking to fill the court professions of judge and prosecutor.
The “Gavel Gap” reveals lack of representation
There is a lack of people of color in the courts; this undermines their legitimacy, a conclusion made by a study a Vanderbilt University Law School professor. In 2016, a study was funded by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. The finding was that the courts do not really serve their communities.
Your ally in court
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