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Ideological Voting on Federal Courts of Appeals: A Preliminary Investigation
For many decades, the United States has been conducting an extraordinary natural experiment: Randomly assigned three-judge panels on courts of appeals produce extensive evidence of the effect of judicial ideology on judges' ...
Predictably Incoherent Judgments
(The Law School of the University of Chicago, 2001)
When people make moral or legal judgments in isolation, they produce a pattern of outcomes that they would themselves reject, if only they could see that pattern as a whole. A major reason is that human thinking is ...
What Happened on Deliberation Day?
(California Law Review Inc., 2007)
What are the effects of deliberation about political issues? This essay reports the results of a kind of Deliberation Day, involving sixty-three citizens in Colorado. Groups from Boulder, a predominantly liberal city, met ...