According to Buckler (2014),
“decisional case complexity is the most important explanatory predictor of overall intensity of coverage in elite press” (p. 140), followed with “decisional case complexity is measured as the number of unique majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions published as part of the case decision” (p. 140).
How might the amount of elite media coverage that a case receives affect the quality of justice with a given case? Be sure to explain using examples from Buckler’s (2014) article.
Next, explain to me how this might interrelate with addressing the disparate sentencing that Spohn and Sample (2013) have found to exist. Does Buckler (2014), at least in part, provide a way to counter this disparity? Explain your answer.