Reflections On Judging

Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674725085
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In Reflections on Judging, Richard Posner distills the experience of his thirty-one years as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Surveying how the judiciary has changed since his 1981 appointment, he engages the issues at stake today, suggesting how lawyers should argue cases and judges decide them, how trials can be improved, and, most urgently, how to cope with the dizzying pace of technological advance that makes litigation ever more challenging to judges and lawyers.

For Posner, legal formalism presents one of the main obstacles to tackling these problems. Formalist judges--most notably Justice Antonin Scalia--needlessly complicate the legal process by advocating "canons of constructions" (principles for interpreting statutes and the Constitution) that are confusing and self-contradictory. Posner calls instead for a renewed commitment to legal realism, whereby a good judge gathers facts, carefully considers context, and comes to a sensible conclusion that avoids inflicting collateral damage on other areas of the law. This, Posner believes, was the approach of the jurists he most admires and seeks to emulate: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Learned Hand, Robert Jackson, and Henry Friendly, and it is an approach that can best resolve our twenty-first-century legal disputes.


Reflections On Religion Or Freedom Of Thinking And Judging For Our Selves On Religious Subjects No Atheism By Daniel Eccleston

Author: Daniel Eccleston
Publisher: Gale ECCO, Print Editions
ISBN: 1140888900
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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.
The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present-day thinking. Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day, such as the slave trade. The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic -- a debate that continues in the twenty-first century.
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Advertisement dated at foot: "Lancaster, 1797". Described in the Advertisement as extracts from the preface to a "General history of the religion of all nations in the world", never published.

[Lancaster?, 1797]. 24p. ; 8°

Divine Insights From Human Life

Author: Eva Peck
Publisher: Pathway Publishing
ISBN: B00ID0CMB4
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Divine Insights from Human Life is a collection of writings drawn from the author's experience.


Each begins with a story and is followed by reflections on the wisdom and/or spiritual insights gleaned from the various incidents. The book consists of two parts - Wisdom from Life and Spiritual Analogies from Life.

The experiences in the first part of the book, Wisdom from Life, each include a challenge or a question, and then suggest scriptural principles for how to effectively deal with such a situation. No “best way” or “the way” is given as each person and their circumstances are different.

However, the wisdom may be helpful when one is faced with similar dilemmas of life.


The second part, Spiritual Analogies from Life, consists of stories, followed by biblical analogies and metaphors with the intent of providing glimpses into spiritual realities. All names have been changed to protect the privacy of those involved.

May the insights shared enrich you and help add bright colours to the mosaic of your life.


Reflections On Judging

Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674184653
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For Richard Posner, legal formalism and formalist judges--notably Antonin Scalia--present the main obstacles to coping with the dizzying pace of technological advance.

Reflections On Judging

Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674184645
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For Richard Posner, legal formalism and formalist judges--notably Antonin Scalia--present the main obstacles to coping with the dizzying pace of technological advance.

Reflections On Judging

Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674725089
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For Richard Posner, legal formalism and formalist judges--notably Antonin Scalia--present the main obstacles to coping with the dizzying pace of technological advance.

Judges On Judging

Author: David M. O'Brien
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 150634027X
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Thoroughly revised and updated for this Fifth Edition, Judges on Judging offers insights into the judicial philosophies and political views of those on the bench.

Divergent Paths

Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674915615
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Richard Posner reflects on the causes and consequences of this widening gap and what can be done to close it.

Judging Statutes

Author: Robert A. Katzmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199362157
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But many laws feature ambiguous or even contradictory wording. How, then, should judges divine their meaning? Should they stick only to the text? To what degree, if any, should they consult aids beyond the statutes themselves?

The Bunker Diary

Author: Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
ISBN: 1467776467
Size: 56.45 MB
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People have simple needs. Food, water, light, space. Maybe a small measure of dignity. What happens when someone takes all that away? This pulse-pounding, award-winning novel explores what happens when your worst nightmare comes true.

Broken Scales

Author: Joel Cohen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634258104
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Through interviews with ten people who suffered from or participated in legal system injustices, Broken Scales: Reflections on Injustice explores and asks the reader to think about how one can determine what is, in fact, an injustice.

Keeton On Judging In The American Legal System

Author: Robert E. Keeton
Publisher: Lexis Pub
ISBN:
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The judge's choices are often hard and must be made under time pressures.
Judging in these circumstances is both difficult and challenging, but less fulfilling
than it might have been if each judge were free to take more time for reflection
about ...

The Behavior Of Federal Judges

Author: Lee Epstein
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674070682
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Federal judges are not just robots or politicians in robes, yet their behavior is not well understood, even among themselves.