The state and federal court task forces were charged with determining whether racial and ethnic bias still affects the adminisration of justice. It is impossible to capture the thoroughness of the research conducted by each task force and the breadth of their findings and recommendations. However, to lend some context in which to understand the task force reports, below is a brief description of the methodology employed by each state and federal court task force on race and ethnic bias in the courts and excerpts from each study's findings and recommendations. In addition, where the information was available, a brief history of the task force's creation is included.