Public Law & Legal Theory
Do judges follow the law? In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. Although interpretation differences could explain deviation between congressional will and the law as applied, in this model
William H. J. Hubbard & M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law? An Empirical Test of Congressional Control Over Judicial Behavior" (University of Chicago Public Law & Legal Theory Working Paper No. 455, 2014).