A distinguished and experienced appellate court judge, Richard A.
Posner offers in this new book a unique and, to orthodox legal
thinkers, a startling perspective on how judges and justices
decide cases. When conventional legal materials enable judges to
ascertain the true facts of a case and apply clear pre-existing
legal rules to them, Posner argues, they do so straightforwardly;
that is the domain of legalist reasoning. However, in... more...