Judicial politics scholars debate the utility of the legal subculture and the democratic subculture as useful explanations for judicial Essay

Judicial politics scholars debate the utility of the legal subculture and the democratic subculture as useful explanations for judicial behavior (judges’ decisions). A different question is whether judges should make decisions based solely on legal factors or whether it is appropriate (or necessary) for them to also take their personal experiences into account in making judicial decisions. What do you think? Should judges only consider the law in making decisions, or should they consider other factors, as well?