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Obama Is First President Whose Judicial Picks Aren’t Mostly White Males

Posted Sep 13, 2011 8:06 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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President Obama has set a record based on the diversity of his judicial nominees.

More than 70 percent of President Obama’s judicial nominees who won confirmation in his first two years are women or minorities, the Associated Press reports. He is the first president whose judicial picks aren’t made up of a majority of white males.

So far, 98 of Obama’s judicial nominees have won confirmation, the story says. Twenty-one percent are African-American, 11 percent are Hispanic, 7 percent are Asian-American and 47 percent are women.

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