Richard A. Posner

Richard A. Posner is a judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

The Breakfast Table
June 30 2014 1:50 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe scene outside a Boston abortion clinic in the wake of McCullen.
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June 26 2014 6:56 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableThe last thing a woman about to have an abortion needs is to be screamed at by the godly.
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June 27 2013 12:58 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewJustice Alito’s defense of DOMA is entirely emotional.
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June 25 2013 12:09 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewA disappointing Supreme Court decision on sexual harassment.
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June 21 2013 12:17 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewWhat’s the biggest flaw in the opinions this term?
View From Chicago
Nov. 26 2012 1:10 PMWhy Did Asian Americans Mostly Vote for President Obama?Democrats court them, Republicans may alienate them.
View From Chicago
Oct. 15 2012 5:16 PMPatent Trolls Be GoneHow to fix our broken system for stimulating invention.
The Breakfast Table
June 28 2012 5:38 PMSupreme Court Year in ReviewThe Commerce Clause was clearly enough to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
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June 26 2012 4:55 PMSupreme Court Year in ReviewJustices should use more than their gut and “brain science” to decide a case.
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June 30 2014 7:39 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableHow far can abortion protesters now go?
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June 25 2014 1:06 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableDoes Chief Justice John Roberts show a certain casualness about the truth?
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June 26 2013 12:16 AMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewThe Voting Rights Act ruling is about the conservative imagination.
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June 24 2013 12:15 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewCan’t Justice Scalia learn a little science?
View From Chicago
Dec. 19 2012 6:34 PMWhy Didn’t Robert Bork Reach the Supreme Court?Because of politics, of course—and that’s fair enough.
View From Chicago
Nov. 12 2012 11:57 AMIn Defense of the Electoral CollegeFive reasons to keep our despised method of choosing the president.
The Breakfast Table
June 29 2012 10:47 AMSupreme Court Year in ReviewChief Justice Roberts did the right thing—but it’s still a bad law.
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June 27 2012 10:21 AMSupreme Court Year in ReviewJustice Scalia is upset about illegal immigration. But where is his evidence?


Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PM Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PM A Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Oct. 17 2014 1:33 PM What Happened at Slate This Week?  Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine. 
Oct. 19 2014 4:33 PM Building Family Relationships in and out of Juvenile Detention Centers
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Space: The Next Generation
Oct. 19 2014 11:45 PM An All-Female Mission to Mars As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.