Justice - Justiz - Giustizia

Beneath Politics: Values Based Judicial Appointment

  • Autor/Autorin: Rachel Cahill-O'Callaghan
  • Beitragsart: Science
  • DOI: 10.38023/7e5ec7bd-281a-4740-8b2c-13297e18116a
  • Zitiervorschlag: Rachel Cahill-O'Callaghan, Beneath Politics: Values Based Judicial Appointment, in: «Justice - Justiz - Giustizia» 2021/1
This paper draws on theories from psychology to argue that political ideology is a poor indicator of judicial decisions. Values play an important role in decision making and this paper argues that a value-based appointments process may enhance diversity and provide a more accurate reflection of judicial decision making.

Table of contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The limits of the influence of political position on decision-making
  • 3. The psychology of decision-making
  • 4. A brief introduction to personal values
  • 5. The factors that influence judicial decision-making reflect values
  • 6. Appointments and values