State courts hold incredible sway over the lives of Connecticut residents, deciding case s on topics ranging from child custody to land use, murder trials to car accidents. Despite this immense power, little attention has been paid to the professional backgrounds of the judges hearing these cases–even though research shows those backgrounds have significant impacts on case outcomes for those appearing before them.
Read more in the following report from the People’s Parity Project at UConn:
Excited to share our report with @PeoplesParity @UConnParity on the professional diversity of the Connecticut bench. Empirical studies show that that experience has a real impact on judges’ decisions, which has serious implications for CT’s skewed bench: https://t.co/5kL6Hqq68O
— Steve Kennedy (@skennedy2504) April 6, 2022