Supreme Court ‘Manterruption’

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Northwestern law professor Tonja Jacobi and student Dylan Schweers used transcripts to analyze the Supreme Court’s oral arguments from 2004 to 2015 and created a data set of all the interruptions by Justices or advocates. Here are some of their findings, as reported in the online journal Aeon:


Average percentage of female Justices on the Court bench over the 12 years studied


Percentage of interruptions that happened to female Justices


Percentage of interruptions made by female Justices


Factor by which female Justices were more likely to be interrupted than male Justices from 2011 to 2015

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