Hamilton County Judges Case

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Sarah J. Barnett Mr. W. Gissy Econ 2300/05 February 22, 2005 Case Study 1 – Hamilton County Judges 1. Based on the information provided in the Hamilton County Judges’ case study, the probability of cases being appealed and reversed in the three different courts are: a. For the total cases disposed in the Common Pleas Court there is a 0.1129 probability of a case being appealed and reversed. b. For the total cases disposed in the Domestic Relations Court there is a 0.1604 probability of a case being appealed and reversed. c. For the total cases disposed in the Municipal Court there is a 0.2080 probability of a case being appealed and reversed. 2. The probability of a case being appealed, per judge, is: a. Common Pleas Court: Judge Fred …show more content…
Municipal Court: Judge Mike Allen Nadine Allen Timothy Black David Davis Leslie Isaiah Gaines Karla Grady Deidra Hair Dennis Helmick Timothy Hogan James Patrick Kenney Joseph Luebbers William Mallory Melba Marsh Beth Mattingly Albert Mestemaker Mark Painter Jack Rosen Mark Schweikert David Stockdale John A. West

(P) of Reversal given an Appeal, per Judge 0.049587 0.093023 0.124138 0.166667 0.102362 0.068182

(P) of Reversal given an Appeal, per Judge 0.142857 0.210526 0.187500 0.093750

(P) of Reversal given an Appeal, per Judge 0.093023 0.176471 0.146341 0.116279 0.371429 0.000000 0.000000 0.172414 0.153846 0.166667 0.320000 0.236842 0.205882 0.076923 0.321429 0.428571 0.317073 0.181818 0.181818 0.500000

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5. The opening paragraphs about the case study states, “The purpose of the newspaper’s study was to evaluate the performance of the judges. Appeals are often the result of mistakes made by judges, and the newspaper wanted to know which judges were doing a good job and which were making too many mistakes” (182). If the newspaper’s purpose is to determine which judge is making the most mistakes, I feel it is appropriate to rank the judges based on who had the highest probability of a reversal given an appeal. a. In the Common Pleas Court, I feel Judge William Mathews has the highest probability of a case he oversees will be appealed and reversed. Judge Thomas Nurre will have the lowest probability of an appeal and reversal for each case he

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