ABA Journal


Appellate Practice

Few minorities and women argued Supreme Court cases this term

May 14, 2013, 01:27 pm CDT


What if the women are doing a better job at winning in the lower courts ?

By Docile Jim Brady – Columbus OH 43209 on 2013 05 14, 4:13 pm CDT

Yeah, but my husband works a job he doesn't particularly like to support us, so that I can do the work I love. I wonder particularly with the public interest lawyers, for how many it is a "chosen" career.

By dhc on 2013 05 14, 8:24 pm CDT

“Translation: women are doing the same work but for less pay.” What unmitigated garbage. Women who work in the jobs that they choose and are qualified to work in are paid what their jobs are worth, no more and no less. Comparing a job that pays less to a job that pays more has everything to do with what those respective jobs are worth, no matter who has that job.

It is deceitful to say that women are not being paid the same as men for the same work when the actual work in question is very different. Those who love to corrupt women into thinking that they deserve a job for which they are not qualified, deserve payment beyond what the job is worth, and deserve professional recognition that they did not honestly earn are ardent advocates for granting unearned and undeserved political privileges to women. As a result, we cannot trust a woman (or similarly privileged demographic) in any position of authority or responsibility, for we will never know if she earned that position or simply was handed that position due to political correctness.

Shame on the ABA for encouraging corruption among people who should recognize and accept that what they are being paid is because of their job's actual worth, not their demographics. Shame on the ABA for insisting that demographics is more important than a person's skill, experience or attitude in achieving distinction. The ABA must abandon its toxic and socially damaging pursuit of diversity for political correctness' sake. All it does is reinforce the idea that political correctness is more important than having competent, qualified people as the top litigators in our country. As a direct result, when we see those women arguing before the court, we are certain those women are there only to look good, and not because they are good.

By sunforester on 2013 05 19, 8:21 pm CDT

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