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Can the Court’s Decisions Be Predicted?

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in The Psychology of the Supreme Court

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195306040
eISBN:
9780199894093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306040.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter explores the actual degree of predictability of outcomes of cases, as well as the votes of individual justices. It presents three hypotheses about the predictability of outcomes, and all ... More


Outcomes and Over-beliefs

Robert J. O'Connell

in William James on the Courage to Believe

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823217274
eISBN:
9780823284962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823217274.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explains how both critics and defenders share a number of assumptions about how William James' central thesis should be understood. They regularly suppose that the validity of his ... More


Who Wins?

Chris Hanretty

in A Court of Specialists: Judicial Behavior on the UK Supreme Court

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197509234
eISBN:
9780197509265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509234.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Public International Law

This chapter looks at whether appellants succeed before the Supreme Court. Around half of appellants succeed, and these rates of success vary by area of law and by the type of appellant. The ... More


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