Law360: Labor Experience Lacking On Appellate Courts, Report Says

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James Arkin



This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on August 3, 2022.

Federal appellate courts severely lack representation from judges with professional backgrounds in union-side labor law, employee wage and hour law, and civil legal aid, according to a new report Wednesday from the progressive organization Alliance for Justice.

The Alliance for Justice, an advocacy group consisting of more than 130 organizations, argued in the report that the nation’s circuit courts are severely underrepresented by what it labeled “economic justice” judges. The report defined “economic justice” as work experience in union-side labor law, employee-side wage and hour law, consumer protection, or civil legal aid.

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