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The role of social science in judicial decision making: how gay rights advocates can learn from integration and capital punishment case law.: An article from: Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy

The role of social science in judicial decision making: how gay rights advocates can learn from integration and capital punishment case law.: An article from: Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy

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ABSTRACT This Article explores the intersection of and judicial decision making. It examines to what extent, and in what contexts, judges utilize Social Science in reaching and bolstering their rulings. The Article delves into three areas of law that are typically not grouped together--integration, gay rights, and --to see the similarities and differences in the use of empirical findings. Analyzing the in judicial opinions from family courts, district courts, circuit courts, and the United States Supreme Court enabled the emergence of trends. The opinions revealed that inconsistency in the use of Social Science may stem from how a given issue is framed, the tide of on an issue, and whether in...

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