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Law, Liberation, and Causal Inference

The incorporation of empirical analysis via statistical methods into interpretive and normative legal frameworks calls for scrutiny into the nature of the role this input plays in the law. We can take lessons from disputes in statistical methodology and their use in the legal reasoning to better illuminate the more general relationship between “fact”-finding and normative judging. Let's examine the sense in which racial discrimination can "cause" differential outcomes in police interactions, for example