“A Wise old Man and a Wise old Woman Reach the Same Conclusion”

“As Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg observed: ‘In working as a lawyer, law teacher, and now judge, I have discerned no distinctive male or female styles of thinking or writing. And I agree with Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Jeanne Coyne, who said, when asked whether women judges decide cases differently because they are women:

“A wise old man and a wise old woman reach the same conclusion”‘.

–Handbook of Justice Research in Law, by Joseph Sanders, V. Lee Hamilton, Springer, 1981, p.311- From Amazon Book Preview Feature.

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Tammy Raum,
Senior Reference Librarian New York City Law Dept. Library Email: tammyraumprof@gmail.com

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