Yale Law Study Shows Judicial Corruption Is A Major U.S. Problem

Corruption in Our Courts: What It Looks Like and Where It Is Hidden

Recent surveys and events indicate that judicial corruption could be a significant problem in the United States. This Note builds an economic model of bribery to better understand the incentives behind this pernicious phenomenon. It then compiles a data set of discovered incidents of judicial bribery in the United States to test the effectiveness of our anti-judicial-corruption institutions. This analysis suggests that our institutions are particularly ineffective at preventing and uncovering judicial bribery in civil disputes and traffic hearings. Continue reading “Yale Law Study Shows Judicial Corruption Is A Major U.S. Problem”