Happy Friday, and welcome to another roundup of the week’s news about the judiciary. This week I spoke to a former judge and an ethics expert about three judicial orders in the 7th Circuit that aim to give more opportunities to young and diverse lawyers but have become the target of a conservative group that called the orders “affirmative action for oral arguments.”

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Affirmative Action for Oral Arguments?

Nancy Rosenstengel, during her January 2013 confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to be a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM