Sotomayor says recent changes were made because male justices interrupted female colleagues | TheHill

Sotomayor says recent changes were made because male justices interrupted female colleagues | TheHill

The new format gives each justice in order of seniority, starting with the chief justice, an opportunity to question counsel following their arguments, in contrast to more a more free flowing format in place before the Supreme Court began remote hearings for the pandemic. Following a series of studies showing how female justices were being talked over, Chief Justice John Roberts became "much more sensitive" to ensuring that women were not interrupted and would sometimes step in, Sotomayor said. "Most of the time women say things and they are not heard in the same way as men who might say the identical thing," Sotomayor noted, adding that she "without question" noted the same phenomenon on the court. She told the audience at New York University's School of Law that in …
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