@POSNER_THOUGHTS - The Verified Account: A Review of Judge Posner's 'The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses'

41 La Verne Law Review 2 (Forthcoming)

6 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2019

Date Written: October 24, 2019

Abstract

There is a Twitter account that is aptly named “POSNER THOUGHTS.” It is exactly what you would expect if Judge Posner was on social media and had access to a device that could seamlessly stream his innermost thoughts. While I am pretty sure that this is not the real Judge Posner (though not positive), I believe that I have found the blue checkmark account run by Judge Posner himself in The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses. Judge Posner has written a fascinating, yet controversial, account of his times, thoughts, and critiques of the third branch of government of the United States. Posner being Posner – he does not hold back. Whether it is discussing the separation of powers doctrine, his view on the 14th Amendment, or his disdain for Justice Scalia and his constitutional interpretation, Judge Posner is relentless in leaving it all out there. I truly do find the book and these “thoughts” to be illuminating and offering an unabashed assessment of the judicial branch, however, at times his personal critiques of his critics can go overboard. But what would a legal scholar, and some might even say legal genius, be without a little bit of brashness? It is in Judge Posner’s latest book that readers and followers alike are drawn down this rabbit hole into a fascinating and sometimes murky legal world.

Suggested Citation

Coble, Daniel, @POSNER_THOUGHTS - The Verified Account: A Review of Judge Posner's 'The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses' (October 24, 2019). 41 La Verne Law Review 2 (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3474952

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