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Legal Reasoning, Psychological Perspectives

  • By: Phoebe C. Ellsworth
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Legal reasoning typically refers to the reasoning of judges deciding cases in trial or appellate courts. (Trial court judges decide cases; appellate court judges decide cases and more general legal or constitutional issues.) This entry describes the two ...