Tag Archives: Judges’ legal decisionmaking

Papers on legal decision making or legal communication in new issue of Journal of Empirical Legal Studies

The new issue of Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (volume 10, issue 4) contains several articles on legal decision making or legal communication: Bryan C. McCannon: Prosecutor Elections, Mistakes, and Appeals Frank McIntyre, Shima Baradaran: Race, Prediction, and Pretrial Detention … Continue reading

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Kane: Measuring the Influence of Amici in State Supreme Courts

Jenna Becker Kane of Temple University presented a paper entitled Measuring the Influence of Amici in State Supreme Courts, at APSA 2013. Here is the abstract: Despite well documented proof that both the number and diversity of amicus participation in … Continue reading

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Epstein, Landes, and Posner: The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice

Professor Dr. Lee Epstein, Professor Dr. William M. Landes, and Senior Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner, have published The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice (Harvard University Press, 2013). Here is the publisher’s description: … Continue reading

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Escresa and Garoupa on Judicial Decision Making on the Philippine Supreme Court, an Empirical Analysis 1986-2010

Dr. Laarni Escresa of Institut für Recht und Ökonomik der Universität Hamburg and Professor Dr. Nuno Garoupa of the University of Illinois College of Law, have published Judicial Politics in Unstable Democracies: The Case of the Philippine Supreme Court, an … Continue reading

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Bushway et al. on the Influence of Advisory Sentencing Guidelines on Judicial Decision Making

Professor Dr. Shawn D. Bushway of the University of Albany, Professor Dr. Emily G. Owens of Cornell University, and Professor Dr. Anne Morrison Piehl of Rutgers University, have published Sentencing Guidelines and Judicial Discretion: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Human Calculation Errors, … Continue reading

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Sag on Predicting Fair Use

Professor Matthew Sag of Loyola University of Chicago School of Law has published Predicting Fair Use, Ohio State Law Journal, 73, 47-91 (2012). Here is the abstract: Fair use is often criticized as unpredictable and doctrinally incoherent – a conclusion … Continue reading

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Eisenberg et al.: Assessing Judge and Case Selection Effects in a Court of Last Resort

Professor Theodore Eisenberg of Cornell University Law School, and Dr. Talia Fisher and Dr. Issi Rosen-Zvi, both of the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, have published Does the Judge Matter? Exploiting Random Assignment on a Court of Last Resort … Continue reading

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Hartley, Miller, & Spohn on Type of Counsel and Its Effect on Criminal Court Outcomes

Professor Dr. Richard D. Hartley and Professor Dr. Holly Ventura Miller, both of The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Criminal Justice, and Professor Dr. Cassia Spohn of The Arizona State University Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, … Continue reading

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Cross & Donelson on Creating Quality Courts

Professor Frank B. Cross of the University of Texas School of Law, and Professor Dr. Dain C. Donelson of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, have published Creating Quality Courts, 7 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies No. 3, … Continue reading

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Gazal-Ayal & Sulitzeanu-Kenan on Ethnic In-Group Bias in Judicial Decisions

Dr. Oren Gazal-Ayal of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law, and Dr. Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Political Science Department and Federmann School of Public Policy, have published Let My People Go: Ethnic In-Group Bias in … Continue reading

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