Unhappy judges, unlucky defendants

18 Oct 2016

Are judges all Solomons, paragons of reason

and unbiased virtue? Certainly not. Members of the judiciary, like the populations they judge, are riddled with all manner of prejudices regarding race, sex, and age. But could trivialities like a favourite football team losing a match really affect a judge’s decision-making? Yes, according to a September research paper

from the US National Bureau

of Economic Research.

In ‘Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juven...

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