“Random Variation” in the Supreme Court Clerkship Lottery

“Random Variation” in the Supreme Court Clerkship Lottery

In response to an August 2006, front page New York Times article noting the decrease in female law clerks at the Supreme Court of the United States, two professors applied standard statistical reasoning to answer the questions: what do the numbers prove, and how strongly do they prove it? Check out a copy of their article here.

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