Chambliss talks about how Marc Galanter has devoted himself to combating the "jaundiced view" of the civil-justice system. Armed initially with great faith in the power of social science, Galanter and other socio-legal scholars of his generation, as well as many who have followed, have tried to combat misinformation in law and policy with the findings from systematic research--as if the facts would speak for themselves.
When Do Facts Persuade? Some Thoughts on the Market for “Empirical Legal Studies”,
71 Law and Contemporary Problems
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