Book Review: Reflections on Judging

Judge Richard A. Posner has served over 30 years as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, listened to oral arguments in more than 6,000 cases, read more than 15,000 briefs and written more than 2,800 published opinions. (Yes, he writes his own opinions.) In Reflections on Judging, he asserts that “the law should be simple, regardless of the complexity of the issues it grapples with.” But that is not the current state of the legal profession, which faces the problems of an increasingly complex world magnified by the judicial system’s own internal complexities.