Informative Precedent and Intrajudicial Communication

Abstract

We develop an informational model of judicial decision-making in which deference to precedent is useful to policy-oriented appellate judges because it improves the accuracy with which they can communicate legal rules to trial judges. Our simple model yields new implications and hypotheses regarding conditions under which judges will maintain or break with… (More)

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@inproceedings{Mesquita2002InformativePA, title={Informative Precedent and Intrajudicial Communication}, author={Ethan Bueno de Mesquita and Matthew Stephenson}, year={2002} }