Judicial Uses of Images: Vision in Decision
A judge springs out of his car on the way to court in downtown Chicago and takes photographs of an inflatable rat. A while later he inserts these photographs into a decision involving another insufflated rodent used in a union protest. The increasing use of images in case law and precedent in the common law world provides a novel visual atlas of how lawyers see. Using a corpus of many images drawn from decisions in different common law jurisdictions across the globe, Judicial Uses of Images catalogues, analyzes, and reviews the normative significance and affective force of this new medium of legal expression and judgement. The remediation of law is critically dissected in the terms of the emergent optical criteria and protocols of retinal justice.
Oxford University Press
New York, NY
Arts and Humanities | Jurisprudence | Law | Law and Philosophy | Law and Society
Goodrich, Peter, "Judicial Uses of Images: Vision in Decision" (2023). Books. 118.