Demonstrative Advocacy:

Understanding and Constraining Partiality in Adjudication.

Chapter 1 (Sample - Page 1 & 2)

The Role of Faith in Adjudication

For the past twenty centuries, faith was placed in judges to impartially examine the evidence and announce the decision. Originally, this faith was based upon divine intervention and then on a presumption of impartiality, guarded by an oath and procedural structures developed over time, to ensure judicial impartiality. However, the reality of adjudication raises serious questions about judicial impartiality, the ostensible fungibility of judges, and the effectiveness of those oaths and structures. Read More.