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Book review: Reflections on judging by Richard A. Posner

Frost, Amanda (2014) Book review: Reflections on judging by Richard A. Posner. LSE Review of Books (09 Jan 2014). Website.

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"Reflections on Judging." Richard A. Posner. Harvard University Press. October 2013 --- With a legal career spanning six decades, in his latest book, Judge Richard Posner has turned to an assessment of the US justice system, focusing on federal judges’ need to deal with the increasing complexity of the cases before them. Reflections on Judging offers a trenchant critique of federal judge’s unwillingness to abandon their formalism for greater ‘legal realism’ – the consideration of the real world consequences of their decisions. Also part memoir, Amanda Frost praises the book as giving readers a glimpse into the mind of a brilliant, yet quirky, federal judge.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 12:17
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2021 23:20

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