When I was a young law student, the professors loved to talk about the erudite opinions of Judge so-and-so. Judge Learned Hand of the Second Circuit was one such judge. Justice Brandeis was another. I suppose if any such judges are around today, Judge Posner of the Seventh Circuit would qualify. His opinions frequently distills
Judge Richard Posner
Justice Scalia Calls Judge Posner’s Assertion a “Lie”
By Thomas J. Crane on
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Judicial interpretation is art, not science. Judicial interpretation depends entirely on the individual judgment of the judge. So, it is quite remarkable when a sitting Justice of the Supreme Court calls a justice on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals a "liar." Judge Antonin Scalia recently penned a book with another author regarding judicial interpretation.