Mashaal Masha
In documents called judicial opinions, judges explain the reasoning behind their legal rulings, and in those explanations they sometimes cite and discuss historical and contemporary philosophers. Legal scholar and philosopher Anita L. Allen argues that while judges are naturally inclined to mention philosophers whose views align with their own positions, the strongest judicial opinions consider and rebut potential objections; discussing philosophers whose views conflict with judges' views could therefore ________

Which choice most logically completes the text?
Difficulty: Medium

allow judges to craft judicial opinions without needing to consult philosophical works.


help judges improve the arguments they put forward in their judicial opinions.


make judicial opinions more comprehensible to readers without legal or philosophical training.


bring judicial opinions in line with views that are broadly held among philosophers.

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