Conservatives interrupt liberals at significantly higher rates than liberals interrupt conservatives, and male justices, perhaps not surprisingly, interrupt female justices far more often than the other way around. “Even though female justices speak less often and use fewer words than male justices,” the study found, “they are nonetheless interrupted during oral argument at a significantly higher rate.”

“I don’t think that a lot of men notice that they’re doing this,” Professor Jacobi said.

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