I doubt that any of this will matter. The liberal justices will want to strike a blow for leftist social justice, regardless of the consequences.
Here is a simple example of how a study can get distorted. Philip Greenspun notes:
“Mom: The Designated Worrier” is a Mother’s Day gift from the New York Times, an example of “tall poppy syndrome” in which the best way to build up mothers is to point out how useless fathers are.Good point. I am all for credit moms on Mothers Day, but this one is just another husband belittling nut.
Here’s a representative quote:Half of the men surveyed in a Families and Work Institute study from 2008 said they were either the responsible parent or shared the role equally with their spouse, while two-thirds of the women said they were the one in charge. This suggests that either men overestimate their contribution or women define the work differently.Apparently neither the writer nor the editors of the New York Times thought that it was possible for a woman to overestimate her contributions as a parent.