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Proposed R.I. bill: Any judge who is 'person of color' must be replaced by another 'person of color'

Feb 03, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

A bill introduced by Rhode Island legislator Anastasia P. Williams would require that, whenever a Rhode Island trial judge "who is a person of color leaves the bench, for whatever reason, their replacement must be a person of color, so as not to diminish the number of judges of color in that court."

Such a rigid racial allotment would be a pretty clear violation of the Equal Protection Clause, I think, even given the narrow forms of race-based preferences that the Supreme Court has allowed...