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More Thoughts on The Study on Impact of Time After Meal/Break Upon Judicial Decision

A few days ago I blogged on a scary study that suggested that the big variable in decisions where judges had a lot of discretion was how long after the meal/break the case was heard.  The study found a huge … Continue reading

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On the Predictabilty of Judicial Discretion — Implications for Judicial Education

The Guardian is running a potentially very disturbing study about judicial decisions at parole hearings in Israel.  The study finds strong correlations between when in a session (relative to food breaks) a case is heard and the outcome.  The paper … Continue reading

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