The Pragmatism of Interpretation: A Review of Richard A. Posner, The Federal Judiciary

Amul R. Thapar*

Benjamin Beaton**

A review of Richard A. Posner, The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses.


*Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2017–present); District Judge, United States District Court of the Eastern District of Kentucky (2008–2017). Nothing in this piece reflects in any way on any pending or future case that may come before the court.

**Sidley Austin LLP. The authors would like to thank Brian Fitzpatrick, Kurt Johnson, Joe Masterman, Maria Monaghan, Sam Rudman, and Jonathan Urick for their helpful comments and assistance.

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