The Case for Bayesian Judges: Putting Posner and Vermeule into Practice
Journal of Legal Metrics, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2019), pp. 13-20
8 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2018 Last revised: 24 Dec 2019
Date Written: December 24, 2019
This paper contributes to the literature on adjudication by proposing a simple method for operationalizing Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule’s valuable insights about the Bayesian nature of the judicial process.
Keywords: Bayesian voting, degrees of belief, confidence levels, judicial voting, appellate judges
JEL Classification: K40, D71
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