In 1993 the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Council's Task Force on Gender Bias was established. It was the Mandate of this Task Force to study the effects of gender in the Eleventh Circuit and the courts that comprise the Eleventh Circuit. The Task Force elected to employ survey methods to discover whether or not various members of the court family believed that gender bias existed, if so in what form, and whether or not such bias affects the judicial process.
Joseph W. Hatchett,
Eleventh Circuit: "Executive Summary" - Report of the Eleventh Circuit Task Force on Gender Bias,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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