LGBT Judges

Diversity Lacking Among Massachusetts Judges

By Anaridis Rodriguez July 22, 2019 (WBZ CBS Boston) – Is the Massachusetts criminal justice system failing communities of color? WBZ-TV is looking at the state’s courts, prosecutors and prisons in a series of special reports this week. Out of 82 seats in the Commonwealth’s Superior Court,...

India Ponders Openly Gay Judge

By Ajmer Singh, ET Bureau July 24, 2018 (The Economic Times, New Delhi) — The Supreme Court may have decriminalized homosexuality, but its collegium is being extremely cautious in appointing a judge, who is gay, to the Delhi High Court. ET has learned that the SC collegium,...

Deborah Batts Celebrates 25 Years on the Federal Bench

June 25, 2019 -- More than 100 judges, law clerks and attorneys gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the confirmation of Judge Deborah Batts as the first out LGBT Article III federal judge. Chief Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

Judge Thomas Chiola in Pride Month Feature

By Sloane Oxley-Hase June 17, 2019 (2Civility) -- In recognition of Pride month, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (Commission) featured biographies of LGBTQ+ legal professionals who have promoted a culture of civility and inclusion within the Illinois legal community. Thomas Chiola, 67, grew up in...