Friday, April 14, 2017

Study Shows Evidence Female Justices Interrupted Three Times More Than Male Colleagues

By Law Newz, April 13, 2017

A new study, conducted in part by Northwestern Law professor Tonja Jacobi, attempted to discover if female Supreme Court Justices are interrupted more than their male colleagues. According to Jacobi and her team’s findings, the answer seems to be “yes.” Jacobi told CBS News the study found, “Female justices are interrupted about three times as often as male justice.”

Jacobi is the first to admit that the study was made more difficult by the lack of cameras in the Supreme Court, so she had to rely mostly on transcripts that do not always reflect the flow of a conversation.

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