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.

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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.
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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?



More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 12:02 PM Here It Is: The Flimsiest Campaign Attack Ad of 2014, Which Won't Stop Running
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Sept. 17 2014 11:06 AM Inside the Exclusive World of Members-Only Clubs
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 11:14 AM How Does That Geometry Problem Make You Feel? Computer tutors that can read students’ emotions.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.