Bibliographic Details

How judges think / Richard A. Posner.

Author / Creator Posner, Richard A.
Imprint Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, c2008.
Description 387 p. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Subject Judicial process.
Judicial process -- United States.
Rechtspleging.
Toetsingsrecht.
Federale rechtbanken.
Rechtsvinding.
Judicial process.
Verenigde Staten.
United States.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6806366
ISBN 9780674028203 (alk. paper)
0674028201 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. The Basic Model
  • 1. Nine Theories of Judicial Behavior
  • 2. The Judge as Labor-Market Participant
  • 3. The Judge as Occasional Legislator
  • 4. The Mind of the Legislating Judge
  • Part 2. The Model Elaborated
  • 5. The Judicial Environment: External Constraints on Judging
  • 6. Altering the Environment: Tenure and Salary Issues
  • 7. Judicial Method: Internal Constraints on Judging
  • 8. Judges Are Not Law Professors
  • 9. Is Pragmatic Adjudication Inescapable?
  • Part 3. Justices
  • 10. The Supreme Court Is a Political Court
  • 11. Comprehensive Constitutional Theories
  • 12. Judicial Cosmopolitanism
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index