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Study finds female Supreme Court justices are interrupted more than male justices

April 17, 2017

A new study, conducted by Northwestern Law professor Tonja Jacobi, found that female Supreme Court justices are interrupted about three times more frequently than their male counterparts. Jacobi had to rely on transcripts (since cameras are not allowed in the nation’s highest court), which posed a challenge to the study, but nevertheless the outcome is clear. While Supreme Court justices cut each other off in conversation frequently, Jacobi found several instances of a lawyer cutting off a female Supreme Court justice — something that would rarely happen to a man. “Here we have subordinates, clear subordinates, i.e. lawyers, interrupting justices who have reached the highest pinnacle of a very high status profession,” Jacobi said.

Read the full story at CBS News.

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