Book Launch for What Justices Want by Matthew Hall


Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy presents:

What Justices Want Book Launch by Matthew Hall


External Discussants: Lee Epstein (Washington University in St. Louis) and Eileen Braman (Indiana University Bloomington)

Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall


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The most sophisticated theories of judicial behavior depict judges as rational actors who strategically pursue multiple goals when making decisions. However, these accounts tend to disregard the possibility that judges have heterogeneous goal preferences - that is, that different judges want different things. Integrating insights from personality psychology and economics, this book proposes a new theory of judicial behavior in which judges strategically pursue multiple goals, but their personality traits determine the relative importance of those goals.