In The Press October 13, 2021

SCOTUS Changed Oral Arguments in Part Because Female Justices were Interrupted, Sotomayor Says (CNN)

Justice Sonia Sotomayor told an audience that recent changes in the format of oral arguments were instituted in part after studies emerged showing that female justices on the court were interrupted more by male justices and advocates. Sotomayor said the studies, including one conducted by Goodwin Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Dylan Schweers in 2017, have had an "enormous impact" and led to Chief Justice John Roberts being "much more sensitive" to ensuring that people were not interrupted or at least that he would play referee if needed. Read the CNN article here.