Trying Not To Be Like Sisyphus: Can Defense Counsel Overcome Pervasive Status Quo Bias in the Criminal Justice System?
Taslitz, Andrew E.
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Argues that there is a psychological bias toward the status quo-represented by police and prosecutors, who are themselves subject to this bias. Later attempts to prove that status quo bias is so pervasive, especially in the criminal justice system, that a counterweight is needed. The last major part of this Article illustrates ways in which defense counsel-and likely only defense counsel-can properly serve that function.