Appalling. I'm glad he was candid. In my dreams lots of Americans would read this!
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Submitted by Mark Michael (United States), Sep 21, 2017 17:55
I used to read the commentary that he and Gary Becker used to have on the day's hot button issues - until Becker passed away. Posner struck me as closer to what he now explicitly admits. His commentary would line up with the law or the Constitution - if he agreed with it. If it didn't, he'd figure out how to get around them. (Actually, some issues might not be legal matters, just social policy questions: Should we pass a law to do such-and-such?)
Of the four reliably leftist SCOTUS justices, I wonder how many in private would admit they think like Posner? Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave that speech somewhere in the Middle East (Egypt, I think) saying the U.S. Constitution should not be used as a model by other nations. It was obsolete (I think she said). I think she had some UN document she was touting instead. Of course, FDR's Economic Bill of Rights idea from his last Inaugural Address (1944) is probably a key idea for her and the other 3.
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|Time for his exit [15 words]||Andrew Terhune||Sep 15, 2017 18:08|
|↔ ⇒ Appalling. I'm glad he was candid. In my dreams lots of Americans would read this! [174 words]||Mark Michael||Sep 21, 2017 17:55|
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