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Effects of gender in the federal courts the final report of the Ninth Circuit Gender Bias Task Force : executive summary.

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Published by U.S. Courts, Ninth Judicial Circuit in [Seattle] .
Written in English


  • Sex discrimination against women -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Judicial process -- United States.,
  • Courts -- United States.

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ContributionsUnited States. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit). Gender Bias Task Force.
The Physical Object
Pagination[43] p. :
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14536660M

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A Reappraisal of Diversification in the Federal Courts: Gender Effects in the Courts of Appeals, 56 J. POL. , , () (examining cases, including sex discrimination cases, decided between and and concluding that the. Donald R. Songer, Sue Davis, and Susan Haire, "A Reappraisal of Diversification in the Federal Courts: Gender Effects in the Courts of Appeals," The Journal of Polit no. 2 (May, ): Cited by: B. The Reluctant Federal Courts From until , these task forces on gender bias in the courts were exclusively the domain of state courts The federal courts (either acting circuit by circuit or as a whole by action of the Judicial Confer-ence of the United . “The book is a focused, well-written, and adequately resourced introductory text on the court system.” —Anita Kalunta-Crumpton, Texas Southern University Courts: A Text/Reader, Third Edition, helps students understand the U.S. court system in context, with each brief authored section of the text enhanced by edited research articles that illustrate the questions and controversies in the.

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