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