Attack of the Clones: Supreme Court keeps its white male first eleven – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 28th, 2013 in courts, diversity, judges, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Baroness Helena Kennedy has argued that judges have a tendency to clone themselves when choosing successors. It is hard to avoid that impression in the Supreme Court, which kept its white male first eleven in place yesterday by appointing three new justices: Lord Justice Hughes, Lord Justice Toulson and Lord Hodge. The sole woman amongst 12 justices of our highest appeal court remains Lady Hale. There are no black or Asian judges, not have there ever been.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th February 2013