While several states have embarked on studies of race and ethnic bias in their courts, Minnesota is only the sixth to publish its report to date. As Minnesota joins the ranks of states with published reports, it is worthwhile to assess the impact of the five earlier published reports from other states. Final reports have been published in Michigan (1989), Washington (1990), New York (1991), Florida (1991) and New Jersey (1992). The published reports make findings and provide several specific recommendations for change. This article will review the published findings and recommendations of the task forces and will discuss the impact the recommendations have had on state courts to date.
Scarnecchia, Suellyn. "State Responses to Task Force Reports on Race and Ethnic Bias in the Courts." Hamline L. Rev. 16 (1993): 923-51.