November 21, 2010
Judge Kimba Wood on gender equality
Federal District Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York responded to an attorney's jaunty request for a possible day off from trial - - - should his grandchild be born a boy - - - with an equally jaunty order that attempts to "balance the scales" should the child be a girl.
(h/t Laura Nixon)
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If a daughter is born, will the court follow through down the road with a celebration when she is 12 and becomes a bat mitzvah ('daughter of mitzvot [commandments]')?
Would the court intervene in the case of shidduch by searching for suitable dates and potential husbands ('matchmaking,' which is close to but in some respects not identical with what we think of as an 'arranged marriage')?
Posted by: Patrick S. O'Donnell | Nov 23, 2010 5:20:59 AM
At Prawfs, Howard Wasserman's post provides more details that are important for understanding Judge Wood's order: http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/2010/11/knowing-your-audience-or-getting-too-cute.html#more
Posted by: Patrick S. O'Donnell | Nov 23, 2010 6:30:52 AM