The District of Columbia Circuit became the first federal circuit to establish a Task Force on race and gender bias. In 1992, the Task Force, which was comprised of judges from the D.C. Circuit, created two committees-the Special Committee on Gender and the Special Committee on Race and Ethnicity-to assist the Task Force in its research. The committees were comprised of academics, social science advisors of national recognition, and leading attorneys.
John G. Penn & Matthew J. DeVries,
D.C. Circuit: Study of Gender, Race, and Ethnic Bias,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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