Race, gender and age affect who writes majority opinions for state supreme courts

FINDINGS: Female justices are more likely to be assigned to write an opinion in general, but they are less likely to be selected to write the opinion if a case is considered complex.Both female and black justices are less likely to be selected to write the majority opinion as they get older while their non-minority male peers are selected for this task at higher rates with advancing age

Race, gender and age affect who writes majority opinions for state supreme courts

A new study provides evidence that the gender, age and race of state supreme court justices may influence whether they are asked to write the majority opinion in a case.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Race, gender and age affect who writes majority opinions for state supreme courts, Wed 13 Mar 19 from Eurekalert

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