Get Political Wire by Email:



June 16, 2014


Judges With Daughters More Likely to Favor Women's Rights

A new study finds that judges with daughters "are more likely to vote in favor of women's rights than ones with only sons. The effect... is most pronounced among male judges appointed by Republican presidents, like Chief Justice Rehnquist," the New York Times reports.

"The new study considered some 2,500 votes by 224 federal appeals court judges. 'Having at least one daughter... corresponds to a 7 percent increase in the proportion of cases in which a judge will vote in a feminist direction.' Additional daughters do not seem to matter. But the effect of having a daughter is even larger when you limit the comparison to judges with only one child."












POLITICAL WIRE PODCAST

Political Wire Podcast Engaging conversations about elections and the political issues of the day. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded.



FREE NEWSLETTER









TRENDING VIDEO


PARTNERS










FOLLOW US