Cardozo: A Study in Reputation

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University of Chicago Press, Aug 15, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 156 pages
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What makes a great judge? How are reputations forged? Why do some reputations endure, while others crumble? And how can we know whether a reputation is fairly deserved? In this ambitious book, Richard Posner confronts these questions in the case of Benjamin Cardozo. The result is both a revealing portrait of one of the most influential legal minds of our century and a model for a new kind of study—a balanced, objective, critical assessment of a judicial career.

"The present compact and unflaggingly interesting volume . . . is a full-bodied scholarly biography. . . .It is illuminating in itself, and will serve as a significant contribution."—Paul A. Freund, New York Times Book Review

 

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In this revised and expanded version of his University of Michigan Cooley Lectures, Posner, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge, offers a full-length critical judicial study of Benjamin Cardozo (1870-1938 ... Read full review

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Contents

The Life the Person the Reputation
1
Cardozos Judicial Philosophy
20
Cardozos Judicial Technique
33
Reputation in General
58
Cardozos Reputation Measures of Magnitude
74
Cardozos Judicial Contribution
92
A Summary with Comparisons
125
Vistas in Research
144
Index
151
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