Cardozo Law Review de novo, 2012
10 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2017
Date Written: 2012
The article addresses the fairly recent incident where the Chief U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Montana forwarded a racist e-mail about President Obama that was picked up by the media. When questioned about it, he indicated that though he knew the e-mail to be racist, he was not a racist. The article investigates the accuracy of his assertion, largely through the lens of implicit (subconscious) race bias research from the fields of social and cognitive psychology. In the end, the author discusses what this incident means for how we as a society should think about the racial bias among the judiciary.
Keywords: Chief U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Montana, email
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