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Rizo v. Yovino

The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals filed its decision in Rizo v. Yovino on April 9, 2018. This landmark decision overturns the Court’s previous ruling in Kouba v. Allstate Ins. Co. (1982) which includes an employee’s prior salary as one of the factors

American Feminist Judgments

Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court presents a unique perspective on twenty-five Supreme Court cases. Some, such as Roe v. Wade, are includedfor obvious reasons. Others, Loving v. Virginia for example, do not fit in as readily. However, the editors—Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda

Cairns: The Case of Rose Bird

Kathleen Cairns, journalist turned professor of women’s studies and history has not just produced the definitive biography of Rose Bird, California’s first woman supreme court justice, but also written a powerful analysis of gender and judicial politics relevant today.  Cairns’s snappy writing has created a

Crandall and Lawlor: The Politics of Judicial Appointment

Erin Crandall (Acadia University) and Andrea Lawlor (King’s University College, Western University) make a compelling case for judicial diversity in their study, “The Politics of Judicial Appointment: Do Party Connections Impede the Appointment of Women to Canada’s Federally Appointed Courts?” Crandall and Lawlor recognize that “Canada