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dc.contributor.authorLevy, Marin
dc.contributor.authorStith, Kate
dc.contributor.authorCabranes, Jose
dc.date2021-11-25T13:36:30.000
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-26T12:29:47Z
dc.date.available2021-11-26T12:29:47Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-09T07:13:38-08:00
dc.identifierylpr/vol28/iss2/3
dc.identifier.contextkey7905761
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13051/17121
dc.description.abstractWhat is to be gained by using empirical evidence to rank or "judge" judges? Such empirical studies claim two major benefits. First, because the criteria are ostensibly apolitical, the resulting rankings should identify the "best" judges across the political spectrum and thereby improve, for instance, the Supreme Court nomination process. Second, because the criteria are "objective" rather than "subjective," the possibility of unconscious bias is reduced greatly and these studies may at last yield answers to two difficult questions: (1) whether female judges are better than male judges; and (2) whether appointed judges are better than their elected counterparts. These claims in turn rest on two assumptions: that the legal empiricists have selected the right qualities to measure and that their methodology for doing so is accurate.
dc.titleThe Costs of Judging Judges by the Numbers
dc.source.journaltitleYale Law & Policy Review
refterms.dateFOA2021-11-26T12:29:47Z
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol28/iss2/3
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1593&context=ylpr&unstamped=1


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