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Introduction
General
 
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Introduction
Technical
 
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Chapter 1
A Realistic Theory of Judicial Behavior
 
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Chapter 2
The Previous Empirical Literature
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Chapter 3
The Supreme Court
 
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Chapter 4
The Courts of Appeals
 
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Chapter 5
The District Courts and the Selection Effect
 
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Chapter 6
Dissents and Dissent Aversion
 
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Chapter 7
The Questioning of Lawyers at Oral Argument
 
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Chapter 8
The Auditioners
 
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Conclusion
The Way Forward
 
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Datasets
Full inventory
 
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Chapter 2
The Previous Empirical Literature

INTRODUCTION

Here we introduce the legal community to the substantial social-scientific literature about judges. We review the history of the empirical studies that relate to our model of the judge, as well the results of research on individual decision-making (the effect of a judge's ideology, life experiences, personality, etc., on his judicial votes); collegial and other group effects (such as panel composition, dissent aversion, and opinion assignment by presiding judges); hierarchical effects (the relations between lower and higher courts); and interactions between the judiciary and other branches of government. An Appendix lists important and recent empirical studies.
























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