Report No. 95
15. Can the judicial process be scientized?
Recent trends in computer technology and work of robots has given rise to the question: "If we can land on the moon, can we not solve our disputes by technology?" There are attempts to computer-predict appellate decisions by remote psychoanalysis of the panel of judges i.e. by reading the tea leaves in their prior opinions. (Needed: A judicial welcome for technology-Star Wars or State decisions, by Hon. Howard T. Harkey, 79 Federal Rules Decisions, 1979, page 209).