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Richard Posner

Sep 7, 2017

Posner retiring from appeals court bench in Chicago

U.S. Appeals Court Judge Richard Posner, whose acerbic wit and legal opinions made him a legend in legal circles, has announced that he is retiring.

Aug 28, 2016

7th Circuit grapples with unions, free speech, giant rats

Enormous rats are making their way through the federal court system. But they're not wet-nosed, living rodents. They're rubber, inflatable ones.

May 3, 2016

BRIEFS FOR THE BRIEF WRITER: Posner on prose: Oft-cited federal judge dispenses writing advice

Formidable 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner recently published in the winter edition of the legal journal "Green Bag" the delightfully readable first installment of a two-part article: What is Obviously Wrong With the Federal Judiciary, Yet Eminently Curable.

Dec 2, 2015

Federal court shoots down Illinois sheriff’s crusade against Backpage.com

A federal court has ruled that an Illinois sheriff violated a classifieds website’s First Amendment right to freedom of expression by pressuring credit card companies to cut ties with the website.

Nov 24, 2015

Federal court rules state’s abortion law unconstitutional

A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday.

Oct 2, 2015

Court slams Caterpillar for denying union access to site of worker’s death

A federal court has ordered Caterpillar to allow a union inspector into its South Milwaukee plant to investigate the 2011 death of a crane operator.

Oct 1, 2015

Federal appeals court judges question state’s abortion law

A federal appeals court panel heard arguments Thursday over a Wisconsin law requiring doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, with the presiding judge saying there is "not a rational basis" for the requirement.

Oct 15, 2014

Wrongful termination suit thrown out by appellate court

A doctor who aggressively litigated his case against the hospital from which he was fired had his appeal thrown out Tuesday.

Oct 15, 2014

BENCH BLOG: Posner’s deer hunting decision on the mark

In another interesting decision, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner has allowed Native Americans to hunt deer at night, debunking concerns about safety.

Oct 10, 2014

Posner pens blistering takedown of voter ID law (UPDATE)

Less than a day after the U.S. Supreme Court stayed Wisconsin’s voter ID law, 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner wrote a blistering takedown of the law and what he sees as its effects.

Oct 6, 2014

US high court denies gay marriage appeals (UPDATE)

Two lower court rulings that said Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional will stand, immediately ending delays on marriages around the state.

Sep 15, 2014

Gay marriage on hold in Ind. pending high court decision

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has put its decision overturning same-sex marriage bans in Indiana on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court decides what it will do with the cases.

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