Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas may not agree about much, but they have both said the Supreme Court’s oral arguments have been plagued by too many interruptions. After a 2017 study showed that female justices were disproportionately interrupted by their male colleagues and by male lawyers, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. took action, Justice Sotomayor said. Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution partner William Jay stated that this was the biggest change to oral arguments that he has ever seen during his 20 years as a lawyer following the Supreme Court. Read the New York Times article here.
In The Press November 01, 2021