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If the Public Would Be Outraged by their Rulings Should Judges Care?

Daniel Butt
Publication date: 
Mon, 10 Dec 2007

Report of the 2007 Annual Lecture in Law and Society, delivered by Cass Sunstein.

There are a number of ways in which public outrage might produce bad effects. It might render a decision futile … or it might just produce overall harm, if, for example, it threatens national security.