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"The Gavel Gap" - Holiday Party - Friday Dec. 16

Please join the Muslim Bar Association, The American Constitution Society, and the South Asian Bar Association at "The Gavel Gap" holiday party December 16, 2016  



Friday, December 16, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

 
Enjoy complimentary food and drinks while discussing "The Gavel Gap"with local judges:





RSVP today!

The Muslim Bar Association of Houston is supporting The American Constitution Society's Gavel Gap project which seeks to shed light on our state court judiciaries. A "gavel gap" occurs when there is a disparity between judges and the demographic characteristics of the populations they serve. Judges’ backgrounds have important implications for the work of courts and the degree to which the public has confidence in their decisions. 

ACS has constructed an unprecedented database of state judicial biographies and uses it to examine the gender, racial, and ethnic composition of state courts and compares it to the general population in each state. Unlike their counterparts on the federal courts, much of the relevant information for state court judges is non-public, and in many states, not even collected in a systematic way. 

You can find more information about the project here: http://gavelgap.org/

The event is co-sponsored with:
the American Constitution Society For Law and Policy
and the South Asian Bar Association of Houston

 

 

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