How Judges Think

Valutazione media 3,78
( su 220 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780674048065: How Judges Think

A distinguished and experienced appellate court judge, Richard A. Posner offers in this new book a unique and, to orthodox legal thinkers, a startling perspective on how judges and justices decide cases. When conventional legal materials enable judges to ascertain the true facts of a case and apply clear pre-existing legal rules to them, Posner argues, they do so straightforwardly; that is the domain of legalist reasoning. However, in non-routine cases, the conventional materials run out and judges are on their own, navigating uncharted seas with equipment consisting of experience, emotions, and often unconscious beliefs. In doing so, they take on a legislative role, though one that is confined by internal and external constraints, such as professional ethics, opinions of respected colleagues, and limitations imposed by other branches of government on freewheeling judicial discretion. Occasional legislators, judges are motivated by political considerations in a broad and sometimes a narrow sense of that term. In that open area, most American judges are legal pragmatists. Legal pragmatism is forward-looking and policy-based. It focuses on the consequences of a decision in both the short and the long term, rather than on its antecedent logic. Legal pragmatism so understood is really just a form of ordinary practical reasoning, rather than some special kind of legal reasoning. Supreme Court justices are uniquely free from the constraints on ordinary judges and uniquely tempted to engage in legislative forms of adjudication. More than any other court, the Supreme Court is best understood as a political court.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:

Posner is unique in the world of American jurisprudence, a highly regarded U.S. appellate judge and a prolific and controversial writer on legal philosophy. Opinionated, sarcastic and argumentative as ever, Posner is happy to weigh in not only on how judges think, but how he thinks they should think. When sticking to explaining the nine intellectual approaches to judging that he identifies, and to the gap between legal academics and judges, and his well-formulated pragmatic approach to judging, Posner is insightful, accessible, often funny and a model of clarity. Publishers Weekly 20080211 Posner's latest book, How Judges Think, is important, if only because it's Posner looking at his own profession from the inside. Two of the chapters, "Judges Are Not Law Professors" and "Is Pragmatic Adjudication Inescapable?," are worth the price of admission by themselves. The book can be read as one long screed against the jurisprudence of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and stands as a refutation to those who believe the category of conservative can lazily be applied to a mind as independent as Posner's. --Barry Gewen New York Times on the Web 20080709

L'autore:

Richard A. Posner is Circuit Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Richard A. Posner
Editore: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0674048067 ISBN 13: 9780674048065
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A distinguished and experienced appellate court judge, Richard A. Posner offers in this new book a unique and, to orthodox legal thinkers, a startling perspective on how judges and justices decide cases. When conventional legal materials enable judges to ascertain the true facts of a case and apply clear pre-existing legal rules to them, Posner argues, they do so straightforwardly; that is the domain of legalist reasoning. However, in non-routine cases, the conventional materials run out and judges are on their own, navigating uncharted seas with equipment consisting of experience, emotions, and often unconscious beliefs. In doing so, they take on a legislative role, though one that is confined by internal and external constraints, such as professional ethics, opinions of respected colleagues, and limitations imposed by other branches of government on freewheeling judicial discretion. Occasional legislators, judges are motivated by political considerations in a broad and sometimes a narrow sense of that term. In that open area, most American judges are legal pragmatists. Legal pragmatism is forward-looking and policy-based. It focuses on the consequences of a decision in both the short and the long term, rather than on its antecedent logic. Legal pragmatism so understood is really just a form of ordinary practical reasoning, rather than some special kind of legal reasoning. Supreme Court justices are uniquely free from the constraints on ordinary judges and uniquely tempted to engage in legislative forms of adjudication. More than any other court, the Supreme Court is best understood as a political court. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780674048065

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,81
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Posner, Richard A.
ISBN 10: 0674048067 ISBN 13: 9780674048065
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2010. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria TH-9780674048065

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,04
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,66
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Richard A. Posner
Editore: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0674048067 ISBN 13: 9780674048065
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. 231 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A distinguished and experienced appellate court judge, Richard A. Posner offers in this new book a unique and, to orthodox legal thinkers, a startling perspective on how judges and justices decide cases. When conventional legal materials enable judges to ascertain the true facts of a case and apply clear pre-existing legal rules to them, Posner argues, they do so straightforwardly; that is the domain of legalist reasoning. However, in non-routine cases, the conventional materials run out and judges are on their own, navigating uncharted seas with equipment consisting of experience, emotions, and often unconscious beliefs. In doing so, they take on a legislative role, though one that is confined by internal and external constraints, such as professional ethics, opinions of respected colleagues, and limitations imposed by other branches of government on freewheeling judicial discretion. Occasional legislators, judges are motivated by political considerations in a broad and sometimes a narrow sense of that term. In that open area, most American judges are legal pragmatists. Legal pragmatism is forward-looking and policy-based. It focuses on the consequences of a decision in both the short and the long term, rather than on its antecedent logic. Legal pragmatism so understood is really just a form of ordinary practical reasoning, rather than some special kind of legal reasoning. Supreme Court justices are uniquely free from the constraints on ordinary judges and uniquely tempted to engage in legislative forms of adjudication. More than any other court, the Supreme Court is best understood as a political court. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780674048065

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 23,81
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

POSNER
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674048067 ISBN 13: 9780674048065
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0674048067

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,61
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,21
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Posner, Richard A.
ISBN 10: 0674048067 ISBN 13: 9780674048065
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2010. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780674048065

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 21,09
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,66
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Richard A. Posner
Editore: Harvard University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0674048067 ISBN 13: 9780674048065
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 2010. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria WH-9780674048065

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,45
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,70
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Richard A Posner
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674048067 ISBN 13: 9780674048065
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 7
Da
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780674048065

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,77
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,63
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Posner, Richard A.
Editore: Harvard University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0674048067 ISBN 13: 9780674048065
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 5
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 0674048067

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 26,47
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,74
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Richard A. Posner
Editore: Harvard University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0674048067 ISBN 13: 9780674048065
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0674048067

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 29,80
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

The Honorable Richard A. Posner
Editore: Harvard University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0674048067 ISBN 13: 9780674048065
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0674048067

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 28,16
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,66
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro