A superior judge will often make a decision that binds all the judgments that had been made prior to his judgment. (2). Partisanship-In some cases especially the ones involving a given political affiliation, many judges have been found to make decisions that are favoring one of the sides that they favor. (3). Social Background-though quite negligible in affecting the decision of the judges, the social backgrounds have affected how the final decisions are made. For instance a judge who was brought up in a family where marital fights and abuse were common will be more vigilant in handling such cases (Dimitri & Lax, 2009; Uddin, n.d).
Attorney Joe Smith would have the following advantages if he wants to postpone a case until a further date. First due to his close professional interaction with the judges it is possible that he knows their competence levels a factor that is core in the process of defining a case. Second he knows their schedule and since he has a direct contact with all of them he will be able to make his request easily and his request honored (Dimitri & Lax, 2009).
Uddin, B. (n.d). Judicial Decision Making would be better if Judges were more truthful about their Reasons for Particular Decisions, even if those Reasons are Extra-Legal. The Student Journal of Law. Available