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10 Most Popular FindLaw Blog Posts Honoring Judge Posner

Judge Richard Posner is perhaps the most interesting judge in the world (quick, someone call Dos Equis). The popular and widely celebrated (by legal correspondents, reporters, journalists, and writers) jurist recently announced his retirement. After serving on the bench for decades, Judge Posner explained that he felt like he was......

Should a Judge Rely on the Law or His Own Common Sense?

Slate is running a series of monthly dialogues between two of the nation’s most esteemed jurists, Richard A. Posner and Jed S. Rakoff. These conversations will be moderated by Joel Cohen, author of the book Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide. Show More Summary

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SUDDENLY RETIRED JUDGE RICHARD POSNER HAS BEEN DISHING IT TO HIS FORMER COLLEAGUES: In case you missed our "uncensored" interview with him, read it here. But the Seventh Circuit doesn't seem to want to take it anymore. Chief Judge Diane Wood has... Show More Summary

The Seventh Circuit Responds To Judge Richard Posner

Chief Judge Diane Wood disputes Judge Richard Posner's claims about pro se litigants and cameras in the courtroom.

Judge Posner, Uncensored: ‘I Don’t Really Care What People Think’

The recently retired Richard Posner has lost none of his famous candor.

Retiring Appeals Court Judge Admits That He Couldn’t Care Less About Constitution

An independent judiciary helps protect us from tyranny. But it works better when judges take their jobs seriously, unlike recently retired federal appeals court Judge Richard Posner: “I pay very

Posner Thoughts Annotated: An Interview With Jack Metzler

Can't get enough of Judge Richard Posner? There's a book for that!

Sidebar: An Exit Interview With Richard Posner, Judicial Provocateur

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Retiring abruptly after 35 years on the bench, Judge Richard A. Posner says he will devote himself to helping people who cannot afford lawyers.

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The Backstory Behind Judge Richard Posner’s Retirement

Judge Posner had some very specific reasons for his surprise retirement from the bench.

Richard Posner says he retired earlier than he'd intended because he "was not getting along with the other judges... about how the court treats pro se litigants."

He thinks pro se litigants "deserve a better shake," the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports.About 55 percent to 60 percent of the litigants who file appeals with the 7th Circuit represent themselves without lawyers. Very few pro se litigants are provided the opportunity to argue their cases in court. Show More Summary

Top 5 Awesome Opinions From the Bench of Judge Richard Posner

News broke at the end of last week that the fan favorite judge of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Honorable Richard Posner, was retiring. Here at FindLaw, we're big fans of the Pos -- after all, he's perhaps one of the most entertaining judges in U.S. history.......

“Utterly worthless,” “no better than a racket”

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

7th Circuit judges take carving knife to lawyers’ “footlong” class action settlement with Subway sandwich chain, after objections from Ted Frank [Lowering the Bar, earlier] Speaking of the Seventh Circuit, Judge Richard Posner, among the most influential legal thinkers and jurists of the past half-century, is stepping down. Show More Summary

Richard Posner, acerbic legal mind, retires from federal appeals court in Chicago

Judge Richard A. Posner, one of the nation's leading appellate judges, whose acerbic wit attracted an almost cultlike following within legal circles, is retiring after more than three decades with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Posner, 78, who stepped down effective Saturday,...

The end of an era here in the 7th Circuit: Richard Posner retires, suddenly, beginning tomorrow.

The Chicago Tribune reports.Posner said in a statement he has written more than 3,300 opinions in his time on the bench and is "proud to have promoted a pragmatic approach to judging." He said he spent his career applying his view that...Show More Summary

Federal Judge Richard Posner Retiring From The Bench

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

One of the nation's most influential legal voices, he has written more than 3,300 opinions in nearly 36 years on the bench, along with scores of books.

Richard Posner retiring from appeals court bench in Chicago

U.S. Appeals Court Judge Richard Posner, whose acerbic wit and legal opinions made him a legend in legal circles, has announced his retirement. Posner is stepping down after more than … Click to Continue »

Should Judges Use Their Roles to Effect Social Change?

Slate is running a series of monthly dialogues between two of the nation’s most esteemed jurists, Richard A. Posner and Jed S. Rakoff. These conversations will be moderated by Joel Cohen, author of the book Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Is Too Small, According to Posner

According to the outspoken and sharply articulate judge Richard Posner, "we have a crappy judicial system" and "most of the [legal] technicalities are antiquated crap." The jurist has recently found himself making headlines not just for the flavorful language of his social commentary, but also for supporting a revolutionary......

Morning Docket: 08.02.17

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

"We have a very crappy judicial system." Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit says the Supreme Court has far too few justices, and is calling for 10 more to be added to the high court's ranks, as he thinks the current arrangement on the bench is "[m]ediocre and highly politicized." Tell 'em how you really feel, Your Honor. Show More Summary

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