Sotomayor: SCOTUS oral arguments changed in part because female justices were interrupted

Posted on AllSides October 14th, 2021
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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Wednesday that changes in the format of oral arguments were made in part after research showed that female justices were interrupted more by male justices and advocates, CNN reports.

Driving the news: Sotomayor said the studies, including one published in 2017, have had an "enormous impact" and caused Chief Justice John Roberts to be "much more sensitive" to people being interrupted on the court, per CNN.

"Most of the time women say things and they are not heard in the same way as men who might say the...

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