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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 3130
Professor
Dennis Baker
Semester
Winter

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Courselink reading: Time to Break for Lunch Midterm 2- Judicial Decision Making -justice should remain blind -the law should be applied without fear or favor and only using the facts of the case to determine what happens to the accused -lawyers do not agree with justices always being neutral -a study was conducted where 8 Israeli judges were followed around for 10 months and ruled over 1,000 applications. -the plaintiffs asked to either be let out on parole or have their incarceration conditions changed -at the start of the day the judges granted more favorable conditions than later in the day. -surprisingly after the breaks where the judges ate their food the rate increased of favorable outcomes then to later fall back
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