the liberal or conservative predisposition (of?) the judges

ironman2012

Senior Member
Chinese
Hi,

Is it fair to apply such crude labels as “liberal” and “conservative” to subtle legal minds whose owners claim to be weighing each case on its merits? Alas, yes. Academic studies confirm that when the court is divided, the liberal or conservative predisposition the judges is a fair indicator of how their votes will go.

(This comes from Lexington's Mar 31st 2012 Umpire of liberty in The Economist)

I can't understand the structure of the bold part. I think "of" is left out, that is, "the liberal or conservative predisposition (of) the judges". If not, could you please tell me the structure and rephrase it? Thanks in advance!
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Funny ... I didn't read your conclusion and checked the original article and came to the conclusion that an "of" was left out. :)

    So obviously I agree with you.
     
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