Law360: Prof. Bruce Green Responds to Study on Judges More Likely to Incarcerate


Prof. Bruce Green, Director of the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, responds to a recent study that identifies “14 New York City judges who are more likely than their peers to order defendants held in jail while awaiting trial.”

Green said the information gathered from statistically analyzing judges’ decisions might be useful to voters when the judges run for reelection, to officials in deciding whether to reappoint judges and for judicial administrators in deciding where to assign them.

On the other hand, Green said, limiting judges’ discretion through legislation requires careful consideration. In the past, it brought mixed results, he said.

Read “Study Shows NYC Judges Who Are More Likely To Incarcerate” on Law360.


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