Law Journal Articles and Contemporary Judicial Decision-Making
April 14, 2008 at 2:51 PM
Stephen Vladeck in a new article appearing in the Connecticut Law Review speaks about the changing role of law review articles in judicial decision-making.
From the SSRN abstract:
"This short essay - prepared for the debut of CONNtemplations, the online companion to the Connecticut Law Review - considers the possible role that the ever-shrinking scope of judicial discretion may have on the ability of jurists today to rely upon legal scholarship. Although the recent trend toward the cabining of judicial discretion cannot fully account for the extent to which judges are finding law reviews increasingly inaccessible, the essay suggests that far more attention should be paid to the effects vis-a-vis legal scholarship of this well-documented trend toward more rigid judicial decisionmaking."