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The Invisible Revolution in Plea Bargaining
(Texas Law Review, 2016)
This article, the most comprehensive study of judicial participation in plea negotiations since the 1970s, reveals a stunning array of new procedures that involve judges routinely in the settlement of criminal cases. ...
Judges and Their Emotions
(Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 2013)
This article has briefly set forth the fundamental flaws in the ideal of judicial dispassion, made the case that judges are best advised to engage with rather than suppress their emotions, and demonstrated how taking such ...
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 ...
The Ideological Consequences of Selection: A Nationwide Study of the Methods of Selecting Judges
(Vanderbilt Law Review, 2017)
One topic that has gone largely unexplored in the long debate over how best to select judges is whether there are any ideological consequences to employing one selection method versus another. The goal of this study is to ...