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President Joe Biden has brought renewed attention to the diversity of the Supreme Court as he reaffirms his commitment to appointing the first Black woman to the nation’s highest court. But experts and advocates of judicial diversity also want to remind people that the struggle for representation doesn’t stop there.

“Diversity helps build a judiciary with a larger range of lived experience, which ensures decisions reflect viewpoints that are often overlooked, said Demelza Baer, director of public policy for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. ”

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