Recommended Titles and Treatises
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Reflections on judging
380 pages. Updated by new edition.
In his personal account of the state of the judiciary, Judge Posner-—a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit since 1981—-examines how the federal judiciary has evolved and the challenges it faces. Throughout the work, Posner advocates for a more realistic approach to legal matters (“legal realism”) rather than the “legal formalism” preferred by other judges. Drawing from his decades of experience on the bench, Posner offers his own insight on many aspects of the legal profession and ends the book with suggestions on what could be done to improve the state of the judiciary.