Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Project Posner

How many sitting federal judges have written several thousand opinions and found time to write more than 30 books on topics as diverse as the Economics of Justice, Sex and Reason, Law and Literature, and the Workload of the Supreme Court? Judge Richard Posner of the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most prolific judges in America, has done all of this and more. Now there is Project Posner, a web site devoted exclusively to Judge Posner’s opinions, with links to his biography, information about his books, articles and activities from his personal site, and his blog. Created by Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu, one of Judge Posner’s former law clerks, the site is a free keyword searchable repository of Posner opinions, including a statistical breakdown of the cases by cited literary figures, scholars, and even animals--an enjoyable way to become acquainted with the famous judge.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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