The impact of legal reasoning in judicial and legislative process
One vital institution that remains the last hope of common man in the society is the judiciary. The hope imposed on this institution by members of the public is not because judiciary bears such name, but because of its ability to make trained and professional judges apply their potentials and knowledge of law to causes by listening to litigants and the arguments and counter arguments of counsel for the purpose of extracting and determining the truth with a view to passing a verdict with respect to whoever the pendulum tilts. Listening to the submissions of Counsels and Attorneys and examining and passing judgments require special skills and knowledge by judges. This indeed brings us to the idea of having adequate knowledge of legal reasoning in judicial process. How then do judges pass judgment on the basis of the analysis of persuasive arguments advanced by Attorneys’ appearing before them? Do they apply the same method in the interpretation of the arguments in order to arrive at their conclusion? What are the prominent terminologies and phrases used in this process? All these and many more will be understood through the knowledge of legal reasoning in judicial process.