[...] the research focused on 23 judges across 12 states. Since judges of color still constitute a small minority of state court judges nationwide, the 23 judges represent a significant percentage of judges of color selected in the five years preceding the study. According to the judges, most of these issues operate similarly across the states regardless of the system of judicial selection, although, of course, the facts of each appointment are unique.
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