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Motivated reasoning

This idea of “motivated reasoning”–“when a person is conforming their assessments of information to some interest or goal that is independent of accuracy”–is interesting. It seems to track Robert Bork’s argument in Neutral Principles and Some First Amendment Problems, 47 Ind. L. J. 1 (1971), his famous article on the subject: The Wechslerian legal process […]