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Sep 14 2017

Retiring Appeals Court Judge Admits That He Couldn’t Care Less About Constitution

An independent judiciary helps protect us from tyranny. But it works better when judges take their jobs seriously, unlike recently retired federal appeals court Judge Richard Posner:

“I pay very little attention to legal rules, statutes, constitutional provisions,” Posner told the New York Times in an interview published Monday. …

When confronting a case with some form of legal obstacle in the way, the former 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge said he would look to circumvent whatever prevented him from reaching his desired result.

“When you have a Supreme Court case or something similar, they’re often extremely easy to get around,” Posner said.

When judges make law instead of interpreting law in the light of the Constitution, they do not defend us from tyrants, but rather become tyrants themselves.

Posner decided to finally retire at age 78 because he had “lost interest” in the cases he arbitrarily decides.

[H]e recently began to wonder, “Why didn’t I quit 10 years ago?”

He was appointed in 1981. He should have quit 36 years ago.

Imagine if a surgeon, having announced his retirement, proclaimed that he had performing his job while drunk. You might wonder, if he got away with it, how many more like him are still on the job?

richard posner
Posner took the law in his own hands.

On a tip from Torcer.



  • Frank

    He’d have done much less damage as a surgeon!

  • 127guy

    I suspect that he did more than you might think. But at least he’s honest (sort of).

  • Frank

    Has he opened the door to appeals? Hundreds of lawyers might be contacting clients as I type this.

  • ONE-TERM PRESIDENT ?

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    Rapper Lynches A Young White Child In His Latest Video

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/13/rapper-lynches-a-young-white-child-in-his-latest-video/

    But.. what we need is speech restrictions on “white supremacists”, ie. anything that liberals don’t like:

    The Swamp Just Bounced Trump Into A European-Style Assault on Free Speech

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/13/kassam-the-swamp-just-bounced-trump-into-a-european-style-assault-on-free-speech/
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  • ONE-TERM PRESIDENT ?

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    This I do nto find surprising. I think the vast majority of judges do the same thing. Including our dear friend Mr. Roberts.
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  • Anonymous
  • 127guy

    Perhaps. There is a “closed club” phenomenon with these charlatans but it would be great if the topic was pursued.

  • FromNJ

    Yeah, I could have retired 10 years ago, but the paycheck was too damn good and I just made up sh*t as I went along…

  • DACA DON

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    Photos produced by the surveillance camera were also produced to
    Judicial Watch by outraged Border Patrol officials who say Obama-era,
    open borders policies are still being implemented by Kelly’s management
    team.

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/06/border-patrol-ordered-negotiate-illegal-immigrants-arizona/
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  • Momster

    To answer the last question…Too many.

  • DACA DON

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    Comments that are CENSORED these days on Breitbart:

    I was over on sites like Moonbattery defending Trump before and
    after the election.. now I have to go in there looking like an IDIOT !

    THANKS FOR NOTHING DACA DON ! ! !
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  • Adam

    What a POS. I hope there’s a nice hot place in hell for him. Bastige!

  • Anonymous
  • DACA DON

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    What did we get?

    No Shitlery, no 550% more moslems – SO FAR, and Gorsuch..

    Time to cut our losses and look for a Primary challenger.
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  • George Lortz

    Firing squad–ASAP

  • MiloMason

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  • Artfuldgr

    That was the opening scene.. want to know what scene two is? ALL his judgments and things will have to be looked over and prior cases will want a new adjudication because they were denied their constitutional rights by a judge who just admitted to that

    this is akin to finding out a judge was on the payroll of drug dealers or some such
    all the cases are thrown into question

    he just threw his whole career and lifes work into a shit storm once someone decides to pick it up, and i am guessing there are a lot of prior cases where a lot of money changed hands and it may be worth a shot to try to overturn on this stuff

  • Ron Noyfb

    POS should be in prison for being a dick and maybe treason.

  • Spleenicus

    “Born to a Jewish family[6] in New York City”

    Shocked! Shocked I say!

  • Ol’ Uncle Lar

    Since they are appointed for “life”, Federal Judges don’t “retire” they just go on “senior status” at full pay.

  • Henry

    This.

  • grayjohn

    Any relation to Vladamere Posner?

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    Tell me if I’m off base here, but wouldn’t this public admission be grounds to challenge basically every ruling he made? I can’t imagine that the courts would want to set that precedent. But still, that kind of statement would be enough to disqualify someone from sitting on a jury.

  • sk6actual

    Your idea works fer me.

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