Reid, Traciel V. “Assessing the Impact of a Candidate’s Sex in Judicial Campaigns and Elections in North Carolina,” 25 Justice System Journal 183 (2004).

December 20, 2011

This empirical study of North Carolina district court elections from 1994 to 1998 examines the impact of a candidate’s sex upon judicial campaigns and judicial elections, concluding that female candidates were able to secure more campaign financing than were male candidates and that it is difficult to demonstrate voter discrimination against female candidates.

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