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Judicial Entrepreneurs on the U.S. Courts of Appeals: A Citation Analysis of Judicial Influence
Federal courts of appeals are constrained by the power and preferences of the Supreme Court. The principal-agent model reveals that circuit judges gain power largely by avoiding review. We consider, however, whether circuit ...
Should Judges Do Independent Research on Scientific Issues?
Judges are deeply divided about the issue of independent research, which goes to the heart of their roles and responsibilities in the legal system. To many judges, doing independent research when confronted with new and ...