Document Type


Publication Title

Court Review

Publication Date

Winter 2001


Criticism of unethical judicial conduct has been leveled against Richard Posner, the widely respected former chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The critics are two widely respected legal scholars, Professors Steven Lubet and Ronald Dworkin. Judge Posner, in turn, has vigorously defended himself. Given the intellectual stature of the antagonists, it is not surprising that both sides are right. In my view, however, Judge Posner is more right.