Quotable Judge Posner, The: Selections from Twenty-Five Years of Judicial Opinions

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SUNY Press, Feb 1, 2012 - Law - 261 pages
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A collection of pithy and penetrating observations and rulings by one of the most famous appellate judges in America, The Quotable Judge Posner showcases the wit and wisdom of Richard A. Posner. During his more than twenty-five years as a federal appellate judge, Judge Posner reached over 2,000 opinions, many of which are cited frequently in the opinions of Supreme Court Justices. This anthology presents the judge’s entertaining and insightful observations on fifty wide ranging topics, from Abortion to Telecommunications to Zoning and Planning. Law students who have encountered Judge Posner’s judicial opinions will benefit from this collection, as will general readers who will enjoy Posner’s trenchant comments on American society, constitutional norms, and legal culture.
 

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Contents

Renaissance Judge
1
Abortion
11
Administrative Law and Procedure
12
Admirality
14
Aliens
16
American Society
17
Antitrust
23
Appeal and Error
27
Injunction
131
Insurance
133
Intellectual Property
137
Judges
143
Jury
147
Labor Relations and Benefi ts
151
Limitation of Actions
158
Military Law
161

Arbitration
33
Attorney and Client
34
BankruptcyDebtorCreditor
38
Banks and Banking
41
Civil Rights
42
Constitutional Law
47
Contracts
61
Corporations and Partnership
71
Criminal Law
77
Damages
93
Declaratory Judgment
97
Education Law
98
Eminent Domain
100
Equity
101
Evidence
104
Federal Civil Procedure
110
Federal Courts
117
Habeas Corpus
124
Health and Environment
125
Prisons
171
Products Liability
178
Property
180
Public Utilities
182
Securities Regulation
184
Statutes and Interpretation of Language
186
Taxation
197
Telecommunications
201
Torts
203
Transportation
217
Trial
219
United States
222
United States Magistrates
223
Womens Rights
224
Zoning and Planning
228
Notes
231
Index
237
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Robert F. Blomquist is Professor of Law and Swygert Research Fellow at Valparaiso University.

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