The behavior of federal judges : a theoretical and empirical study of rational choice /

Federal judges are not just robots or politicians in robes, yet their behavior is not well understood, even among themselves. Using statistical methods, a political scientist, an economist, and a judge construct a unified theory of judicial decision-making to dispel the mystery of how decisions from...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Epstein, Lee, 1958- (Author), Landes, William M. (Author), Posner, Richard A. (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Table of Contents:
  • A realistic theory of judicial behavior
  • The previous empirical literature
  • The Supreme Court
  • The Courts of Appelas
  • The district courts and the selection effect
  • Dissents and dissent aversion
  • The questioning of lawyers at oral argument
  • The auditioners.