Judge Posner: “Very nice for fat cats and enemies of abortion.”

That is the judge’s answer to the question: “The Roberts Court has rendered 36 First Amendment free expression rulings. How would you characterize the First Amendment jurisprudence of the current Court?” Ronald K. Collins, On Free Expression & the First Amendment — More Questions for Judge Posner, Concurring Opinions (December 10, 2014).

Fascinating discussion. You should read the entire article. I am interested in your views about Judge Posner’s views.

RGK

H/t How Appealing.

A must read about Judge Posner

With a tip of the hat to the incredible resource that is Howard Bashman and How Appealing, you must read: “The Maverick — A Biographical Sketch of Judge Richard Posner: Part I.” authored by Ronald K.L. Collins at “Concurring Opinions.” It is a wonderfully written and insightful piece that contributes greatly to our understanding of Judge Posner.

The failure to put Posner on the Court is a modern-day tragedy of immense proportions. It is infuriating that no President–Republican or Democrat–had the guts to nominate Posner because they feared that he was just too damn smart and too damn candid and too damn unpredictable and too damn intellectually honest.

RGK

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