It was during his undergraduate years at Clark University that Jonathan Hack '09 realized he wanted to understand the processes and behind-the-scenes conversations that lead to judicial decisions. Hack, now director of content & strategy for the Justice, Health, and Democracy Impact Initiative out of Harvard University, followed that curiosity and got a Ph.D. focused on American politics, specifically judicial behavior and decision-making. In this episode, Hack shares insight into the general categories that influence judicial decision-making and the balance needed for "good judging." The conversation comes as the country waits for a Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, following a rare leak of a draft opinion.
We want to note that views expressed by Hack in this episode are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the president and fellows of Harvard.