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dc.contributor.authorSteffenhagen, Kaitlyn
dc.description1 broadside. Designed using Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractThe job of interpreting law in the U.S. is left to one branch: the judiciary. As such, pressures are placed on justices to be impartial when analyzing statute. Yet, the Constitution falls short of this goal as it does not account for the societal and cultural influences that justices are exposed to as simple human beings. These influences can have decidedly negative effects, in that bias impacts the nature of justice rendered. What are the extralegal factors that affect judicial decision making? This broad research topic requires an institutional inquiry into the judicial branch and its modern characteristics, a discussion on theories surrounding judicial decision making, and a critical analysis of the U.S. Constitution as it operates in today’s society.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Hightower Symposium, 2014.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
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dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleJudicial Decision Making, New Legal Realism, and the Faltering U.S. Constitutionen_US

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    Sociology/Anthropology and Human Development & Social Relations (HDSR) students formally present their SIPs at the Hightower Symposium in senior spring. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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