理查德·波斯纳法官司法意见全集

理查德·波斯纳法官司法意见全集

Richard A. Posner

哥伦比亚大学法学院的 Tim Wu [吴修铭]教授[曾任波斯纳法律助手]设立了 Project Posner,提供了1981年波斯纳担任联邦法官以来的2100多篇司法意见书的全文,并可供检索。以下是该网站的说明:

The purpose of this site is to make freely and easily available to the public Richard Posner’s largest and greatest body of work — his judicial opinions. The database contains opinions from 1981 to 2006. It will not contain the most recent opinions.

Why this site? While Posner’s books and popular writings are easily available to the public, his opinions are difficult or expensive for the public to access, let alone search. This site, for the first time, collects almost all of his opinions in a single searchable and easily readable database.

For lawyers and those interested in law, Posner’s opinions have a particular substantive value. One thing that distinguishes the opinions is the effort to try and get at why a given law actually exists, and an effort to try and make sense of the law. That can make them more useful than most case reports.

In addition, the opinions often develop the American general and state common law. Posner is among the judges who feels free to take the rule of Erie as more suggestion than injunction.

Finally, some of the opinions are funny.

Project Posner

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