Random Justice: A Case Study

By E. Jason Billick

I just finished reading an article shared by Bill Davis, a member of the Central Texas Foreclosure Defense Group. The paper is by Gary Neustadter of Santa Clara University Law School, called “Randomly Distributed Trial Court Justice: A Case Study and Siren from the Consumer Bankruptcy World.”

The article presents an empirical study of a debtor presenting identical claims in multiple courts across the country. The reader is left with a good understanding of just how arbitrary our court system, a/k/a/ the “puzzle palace”, truly is.