Mitch Kowalski profiles Jeffrey Lem, recipient of FACL’s Lifetime Achievement Award, in this article and questions why there are still so few minorities appointed as judges. From the article:
So, we are left with a Bench that does not reflect the diversity of our nation and that is lacking in real estate knowledge and experience — yet a candidate that fills both roles admirably, and with distinction, remains on the sidelines. In baseball parlance, this is called riding the pine — instead of the Bench.
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