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Richard Posner

Mar 11, 2013

Federal judges fired up over social security cases

Tensions between the Social Security Administration and the judicial community boiled over recently, as evidenced in a terse decision issued by Eastern District of Wisconsin Judge J.P. Stadtmueller.

Feb 18, 2013

Courts divided over cellphone search cases for IP lawyers

At the trial of Michael Patino, who was charged in Rhode Island state court with the beating death of his girlfriend’s young son, prosecutors were armed with cellphone data and other documents obtained with valid search warrants.

Dec 17, 2012

High court fight looms over right to carry a gun

The next big issue in the national debate over guns -- whether people have a right to be armed in public -- is moving closer to Supreme Court review.

Oct 12, 2012

Justice Scalia gently jabs Posner in talk on history

Justice Antonin G. Scalia has thrown sharp barbs at 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner in their ongoing public spat about the role of history in legal interpretation.

Sep 26, 2011

7th Circuit decision limited to sexual abuse cases

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court held that need for rehabilitation is not an appropriate basis for imprisonment.

Apr 13, 2011

‘Sexual activity’ requires contact

Arguably, any 18-year-old in Wisconsin who uses the Internet to arrange a consensual sexual encounter with a 17-year-old faces 10 years to life in federal prison.

Sep 16, 2010

Federal judges debate utility of foreign law

A recent Seventh Circuit opinion provides persuasive authority for attorneys looking either to present or exclude expert testimony regarding the meaning of foreign laws.

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