Jurisprudence and How Judges Rule on Cases

Jurisprudence and How Judges Rule on Cases

CLE Hours: 
1.5
CLE Credit: 
Ethics
Course Level: 
Intermediate

This session will focus on how courts sometimes use ethics in their rulings more than following the rule of law. It will discuss how courts have become a critical part of the public policymaking process and whether they should be exercising discretion to make decisions which have far-reaching consequences in terms of the distribution of benefits and burdens within society.  Furthermore, this session will discuss Supreme Court Justices’ jurisprudence and what guides them in ruling the way they do. It will review some landmark Supreme Court cases and how Supreme Court Justices were guided by ethics more than the law.