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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC323H5
Professor
Nicole Myers
Semester
Fall

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Judge’s Gender, political ties influence rulings; Study; Charter challenges, family law cases most likely to reflect jurist’s politics, gender Author: Iain Marlo (Toronto Star 2007)  According to a study, judge’s political stripe and gender have impact on their rulings in certain types of cases in Ontario Court of Appeal  Study found that judges differed in opinion on Charter challenges, depending on whether Liberals or Conservatives appointed them o Also found different opinions in judge’s gender in family law cases  Greater impact when appeal panel (almost always made up of 3 judges) was homo
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