Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Judge Early

A case study finds that Israeli judges favorable rulings went from ~65% to ~0% w/in each decision session and abruptly returned to ~65% after a break.

In one case of 3 prisoners with comparable sentences, the odds favored the prisoner who appeared early in the morning — and he got parole. The Arab Israeli prisoner, and thew Jewish Israeli prisoner (whose sentence was shorter than the man released) were denied parole. They were just asking for parole at the wrong time of day. Case after case mentally tired the judges.

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