A perennial topic at the Supreme Court's annual budget hearings has been the need to increase the number of minority clerks at the Court, and Justices Stephen Breyer and Clarence Thomas came prepared to address the issue at last week's hearing. Thomas said that even though he casts "a broad net" in his search, "there's not a plethora" of minority candidates to hire. But Breyer, who usually hires at least one or two minorities as clerks each year, said that he has no problem finding top minority candidates.
Thomas and Breyer Discuss Supreme Court Clerk Diversity at Budget Hearing
April 28, 2009