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Richard Posner On Battling Colleagues And Voting For His Cat

Law360, New York (September 11, 2017, 8:43 PM EDT) -- For more than three decades, Richard Posner has loomed large as a formidable fixture on the Seventh Circuit, keeping attorneys who enter the courtroom on their toes and off script, taking Supreme Court justices to task, and generating a mountain of written material at breakneck speed.

But earlier this month, the 78-year-old judge, who was appointed to the appeals court by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, abruptly retired from the bench, citing differences with his colleagues over the way the court is treating pro se litigants....
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