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Title: Equal Employment Opportunity Practices in the Federal Judiciary - Hearings Before the House Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, May 10, 1979, May 30 and November 19, 1980.
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 582
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Congress
Washington, DC 20515
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Testimony examines the extent of employment discrimination against minorities and women in the Federal judiciary, suggests appropriate corrective action, and identifies an effective enforcement and monitoring mechanism.
Abstract: Steve Suitts, director of the Atlanta-based Southern Regional Council (SRC), an advocate of equal employment opportunity, presented findings of the SRC report on the underrepresentation and underuse of minorities and women as judges and support personnel in the southern Federal courts. He suggested that these findings are probably representative of the entire Federal judiciary. A representative of the Judicial Conference testified on the Conference's receipt of a petition signed by 12 legal organizations which called for the establishment of an affirmative action plan for the Federal courts. It was further indicated that the Conference, at its September 1979 meeting, unanimously endorsed the concept of equal employment opportunity in the Federal courts and directed that a model plan be developed with the assistance of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Other testimony considers the adequacy of the model plan developed and how it might be most effectively implemented, monitored, and enforced. Included in the appendixes are supplementary statements and data on the personnel of Federal district courts.
Index Term(s): Equal opportunity employment; Federal courts; Racial discrimination; Sex discrimination; Testimony
Note: Serial Number 88
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