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    Legal Realism & Judicial Decision-Making.Vitalius Tumonis - 2012 - Jurisprudencija: Mokslo darbu žurnalas 19 (4):1361-1382.
    The two grand theories of judging – legal realism and legal formalism - have their differences set around the importance of legal rules. For formalists, judging is a rule-bound activity. In its more extreme versions, a judge is seen as an operator of a giant syllogism machine. Legal realists, in contrast, argue that legal rules, at least formal legal rules, do not determine outcomes of cases. Legal realism has been misunderstood almost everywhere outside its birthplace – the United States. Continental (...)
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