"The Longhouse isn't a thing" pic.twitter.com/60zCbrDQwT
— Peachy Keenan (@KeenanPeachy) October 16, 2022
This isn’t made up. You can go to the New York Times and see it for yourself:
Unlike most new justices, Justice Jackson became part of the larger conversation almost immediately. She asked probing questions of the lawyers who made arguments before the court, and lots of them. According to Adam Feldman, a political scientist who runs the Empirical SCOTUS blog, her questions in the eight arguments the court has heard so far this term ran more than 11,000 words. That’s more than twice as many as Jackson’s closest currently serving competitor, Amy Coney Barrett, in her first eight arguments. The gap is even more striking when you compare Jackson to other new justices.
The New York Times wanted to shine a spotlight on how their idol Ketanji Brown Jackson is oh so amazing. What they really found revealed something quite different—but of course, the New York Times will bury that lede to where it will never see the light of day.
Stereotypes, and all.
Do you think the men just straightforwardly rule on the law, while the women have to talk themselves into “feeling” good about their rulings?
Do the women feel insecure and compensate by talking more?
Or do women simply talk more in general?
Interesting hypotheses to start from.