Cognitive Illiberalism

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A recent Supreme Court ruling in Scott v. Harris, may imply that the court feels some demographics are flatly unreasonable.

Could the Supreme Court be undermining its legitimacy through its ignorance of some basic tenets of social psychology? Three law professors — Dan M. Kahan of Yale, David A. Hoffman of Temple and Donald Braman of George Washington — made that case in an article published in January in The Harvard Law Review. They charged the justices with the sin of  ”cognitive illiberalism.”

Read the entire article here: http://www.nytimes.com/projects/magazine/ideas/2009/index.html#c-1

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