America’s Greatest Contemporary Jurist: Posner Stepping Down

This from the Chicago Tribune:

“Judge Richard A. Posner, one of the nation’s leading appellate judges, whose acerbic wit attracted an almost cultlike following within legal circles, is retiring after more than three decades with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

Posner, 78, is stepping down effective Saturday, according to a news release Friday from the 7th Circuit. He was appointed to the court by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and served as its chief judge from 1993 to 2000.

Posner said in a statement he has written more than 3,300 opinions in his time on the bench and is “proud to have promoted a pragmatic approach to judging” as well has his view that “judicial opinions should be easy to understand and that judges should focus on the right and wrong in every case.”

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  1. Paul Renault says:

    Um, maybe you don’t have the greatist spell-checker, eh.