The Strategic Analysis of Judicial Decisions

  title={The Strategic Analysis of Judicial Decisions},
  author={Lee R. Epstein and Tonja Jacobi},
  journal={Experimental \& Empirical Studies eJournal},
Since the 1990s, there has been an explosion of empirical and theoretical work dedicated to advancing strategic accounts of law and legal institutions. Reviewing this extensive literature could be accomplished in multiple ways. We chose an approach that underscores a major contribution of strategic accounts: that they have forced scholars to think about the interdependent - i.e., strategic - nature of judicial decisions. On strategic accounts, in other words, judges do not make decisions in a… 

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