Judges, Expertise, and Analogy Judges, Expertise, and Analogy

@inproceedings{Spellman2009JudgesEA,
  title={Judges, Expertise, and Analogy Judges, Expertise, and Analogy},
  author={Barbara A. Spellman},
  year={2009}
}
Political scientists have shown that one can anticipate how a judge will decide a case more often than chance, or a reading of the facts, might allow by using various predictors such as party affiliation, gender, or the judge’s own decisions on earlier similar cases. The simplest explanation for such behavior is that judges first decide what they want the outcome of the case to be, then go back to find the precedents that justify their opinions. This chapter considers a more nuanced version of… CONTINUE READING

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