Judge Rules California State Bar Need Not Disclose Racial Data
Posted Nov 10, 2016
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Mary Wiss denied a request for racial data on people taking the California bar exam. A UCLA law school professor asked for the state bar data back in 2006 for his research into possible gaps in bar passage rates among racial and ethnic groups. Judge Wiss said the anonymous data would violate personal privacy rights because it could be used to identify individuals. Read articles in SFGate and the Wall Street Journal law blog.