Monthly Archives: June 2016

Judicial Overstating: Part 2

In the first post about my reflection regarding the article Judicial Overstating, written by Dan Simon and Nicholas Scurich, I touched base on the psychological reasoning judges potentially go through in crafting judicial opinions. Without being long-winded on the subject, I wanted to acknowledge the other part of the article that caught my attention: a […]

Article Review: Judicial Overstating

While reading the article Judicial Overstating, written by Dan Simon and Nicholas Scurich, I enjoyed the psychological analysis of judges regarding judicial overstatement. In general, judicial overstatement is when judges “convey remarkably high levels of certainty in their decisions. Opinions persistently portray the chosen decision as singularly correct and as determined inevitably by the legal […]