According to a report by the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society at SUNY-Albany, the percentage of women state court judges increased only slightly this year, while the percentage of women on the federal bench declined.
Women comprise 27.5% of state court judges overall, up from 26.8% in 2011. The percentage of women on the federal bench, however, declined by 0.1% to 24.1%.
Representation of women on both the state and federal levels was highest in the Northwest, with Montana having the highest percentage of women judges at 40.3%. Connecticut had an overall percentage of 25.4%.
The data is based on the 2012 edition of The American Bench.
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Hat tip to The National Law Journal.