Northwest Public Radio reported on the League of Women Voters of Pullman's judicial diversity panel discussion at Washington State University on June 2, 2012. On hand were judges and justices from around the state, including Judge Cameron Mitchell of the Benton-Franklin Superior Court, who said minority groups don’t always feel like they’re part of the judicial system.
Today is the beginning of Public Service Recognition Week(PSRW), a time set aside to honor the men and women who serve as federal, state, county, and local government employees. These often underappreciated individuals are the everyday heroes that ensure our government is the best in the world. Take time today to thank those that have chosen the honorable path of public service.
Today, May 1, Leagues around the country are observing Law Day, the annual celebration of our nation's commitment to the rule of law This year's American Bar Association Law Day theme--"No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom"--seeks to underscore the importance of the courts in ensuring access to justice for all Americans.
The League strives to ensure that government at every level works as effectively and fairly as possible. This involves continual attention to issues of transparency, a strong and diverse judiciary, appropriate government oversight, and funding.