Judges' Race, Gender Can Affect Case Results: Reports

Law360, New York (February 8, 2010, 6:19 PM EST) -- A judge's race or gender can have a significant impact on the outcome of cases involving racial or sexual harassment allegations, two recent studies suggest, prompting questions from judges and scholars about exactly how those reports should be used and interpreted.

Details on the two studies certainly raised eyebrows at a panel examining diversity on the federal bench, held Saturday at the American Bar Association 2010 Midyear Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Federal judges on the panel noted how surprised they were by how much of a...
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