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

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.