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Judge Posner Blasts Justice Roberts' 'Stupid' Opinions

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 4:42 PM EST) -- The ever-outspoken Judge Richard A. Posner of the Seventh Circuit has again laid into the U.S. Supreme Court, calling it a “mediocre institution” and labeling Chief Justice John Roberts a “terrible” court manager.

In a symposium video published Monday that included a wide-ranging discussion about high court decisions on gun rights, campaign finance and other issues, Judge Posner ridiculed various rulings and how justices "babble incessantly” during oral arguments.

The appellate judge took particular aim at Justice Roberts’ “stupid” opinions, such as a dissent citing the...
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