Tag Archives: Legal Process

Crowdsourcing the supreme court?

Note: the post was revised and expanded on 16 April 2014. As things currently stand, nine members of a quasi-legislative committee meet in secret to decide some of the most important cases and controversies in the U.S. (These politicians in robes are … Continue reading

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Prosecution Bias?

Originally posted on Cheap Talk:
Why are conditional probabilities so rarely used in court, and sometimes even prohibited?  Here’s one more good reason:  prosecution bias. Suppose that a piece of evidence X is correlated with guilt.  The prosecutor might say,…

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