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Rampant Police Misconduct

Chicago Judge Richard Posner argues that taping cops brutalizing citizens prevents the officers from "doing their job" and invades their privacy. Description from I searched for this on

from Salon

“Would you criminalize fornication?” Desperate new argument against same-sex marriage laughed out of court

Federal Judge who wrote majority opinion in landmark Indiana polling place photo ID restriction case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court where it was upheld in 2008 admits his opinion was wrong. Voter ID is more suppression than fraud prevention.

If you have what's called an "AUTHORITARIAN" PERSONALITY, you're going to be conservative, and you're probably going to be VERY RULE-ORIENTED. You're going to set a very high value of "definiteness". And if you're the opposite personality, not. And as I mentioned Justice Breyer, he doesn't like rules. He likes very general standards. And some of his colleagues are the opposite, like Justice Scalia. He really likes rules. He doesn't like standards. And that, I think, is the temperamental…


Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner sees “absolutely no value” in studying the U.S. Constitution because “eighteenth-century guys” couldn’t have possibly foreseen the culture and technology of today.

from Slate Magazine

Listen to a Conservative Judge Brutally Destroy Arguments Against Gay Marriage

Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court is a moderate conservative with an unapologetic bias toward reality and logic. This bias makes him an ideal Slate columnist. It has also turned him into something of an iconoclast among his conservative colleagues, who frequently jettison prudence and precedent in order to achieve results that just happen to align with the Republican Party’s platform.


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from The Daily Beast

Richard Posner Bashes Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling