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At the Supreme Court, women are more likely to be successful if they conform to stereotypes about their gender

Gleason, Shane, Jones, Jennifer J. and McBean, Jessica Rae (2018) At the Supreme Court, women are more likely to be successful if they conform to stereotypes about their gender. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Aug 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

There are relatively few women among the attorneys arguing at the Supreme Court, despite the fact that nearly 40 percent of all practicing attorneys are women. Given that overt discrimination is widely discouraged, could implicit biases against women be a cause of this poor representation? In new research, Shane A. Gleason, Jennifer J. Jones, & Jessica Rae McBean examine the language used in documents attorneys file with the Supreme Court, finding that compliance with gender norms is linked to greater success for both men and women at the Court. They also find that the Supreme Court only enforces these gender norms when an opinion is written by a male justice.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/08/27/at-the...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 12:25
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91555

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