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Emanuel on Judge Tuttle

Professor Anne Emanuel writes to the NLR Blog on Peppers, Vigilante, and Zorn’s recent article about Judge Tuttle of the Fifth Circuit.

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Paul Secunda: Second Post on New Legal Realism

Welcome Back NLR Guest Blogger  PAUL M. SECUNDA

The Impact of Cognitive Illiberalism on Neutral Decisionmaking

By Paul M. Secunda

In my last post, I explained the phenomenon of “cultural cognition,” or “culturally-motivated cognition,” as a series of psychological processes that help to explain existing conflict among individuals over legally and/or politically consequential facts….

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Secunda on New Legal Realism with Discussion

NEW FEATURE! Welcoming NLR Guest Blogger  PAUL M. SECUNDA

Paul Secunda is an Associate Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School.

Culturally-Motivated Cognition As a Type of New Legal Realism

The judicial role in society is popularly understood by its principle purpose of providing a fair adjudication of disputes by a neutral decisionmaker – the judge or the jury.  Yet, a practical barrier exists. That practical barrier is cultural cognition.

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