Supreme Court Changed Format So Female Justices Won’t Be Interrupted

After studies found female Supreme Court justices were interrupted more often than men, the Supreme Court has changed the format of its oral arguments, according to Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

“Most of the time women say things and they are not heard in the same way as men who might say the identical thing,” she told New York University School of Law at a conference on diversity and inclusion Wednesday, noting that applied to the court and society, CNN reported.

Sotomayor hailed the studies’ findings as having an “enormous impact” for women on the nine-member court, adding Chief Justice John Roberts has been “much more sensitive” to making sure all voices are heard equally.

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