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Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary

by Richard A. Posner,
The Huffington Post, January 14, 2016

Richard Posner confesses to being "outspoken for a judge." His career - as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School; a leader in the field of law and economics; and the author of more than three dozen books (addressing, among other topics, moral and legal theory; the decline of public intellectuals; the impeachment of Bill Clinton; the Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Gore; and the failures of capitalism in "The Great Recession" that began in 2008) - leave no doubt about his willingness to address controversial issues in controversial ways.


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