Non-legal Factors Affecting Judicial Decisions
From LegalMatch Law Blog:
Lawyers frequently have to explain to clients the myriad reasons why their cases didn't go as expected. In any given civil or criminal case, there are usually a range of legal factors to consider, many beyond the control of the parties.
But what about non-legal factors? A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), suggests that these non-legal factors matter more than you might think. Impressively, the study concludes that a significant factor in getting a favorable decision is when the judge last had a lunch break.
See the full article for more on this study of Israeli judges.