Cardozo: A Study in Reputation
What makes a great judge? How are reputations forged? Why do some reputations endure, while others crumble? And how can we know whether a reputation ... Show synopsis What makes a great judge? How are reputations forged? Why do some reputations endure, while others crumble? And how can we know whether a reputation is fairly deserved? In this ambitious book, Richard Posner confronts these questions in the case of Benjamin Cardozo. The result is both a revealing portrait of one of the most influential legal minds of our century and a model for a new kind of study--a balanced, objective, critical assessment of a judicial career. "The present compact and unflaggingly interesting volume . . . is a full-bodied scholarly biography. . . .It is illuminating in itself, and will serve as a significant contribution." --Paul A. Freund, " New York Times Book Review" Richard A. Posner is a judge on the Seventh Circuit, U. S. Court of Appeals. He has taught at Stanford University Law School and is the author and editor of numerous books, including "Law and Literature: A Misunderstood Relation," and "The Essential Holmes," both published by the University of Chicago Press.