Tag Archives: Judges’ legal decisionmaking

Katz, Bommarito, and Blackman: Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach

Daniel Martin Katz, Michael Bommarito, and Josh Blackman have posted a working paper entitled Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach. Here is the abstract: Building upon developments in theoretical and applied machine … Continue reading

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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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