The Supreme Court Wants Minorities

Clarence Thomas says he'd like to see more women and minorities as clerks.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

The ranks of minority law clerks at federal courts stink, but Supreme Court justices are at least trying to hire blacks and Hispanics. "There is not a plethora of them coming from the [schools] that we choose from," says Clarence Thomas. Still, he says that of the court's 36 clerks, 13 are women and four are minorities. "Members of the court to a very great extent have bent over backwards making an effort," adds Thomas. Still: "I would like to see it increased," says the court's black justice.

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