Some enjoyable reading (for me, anyway)
Candor toward the tribunal

Next up on my reading list

My copy of Making Your Case, by Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan Garner, finally arrived today. Judging by the first 16 pages (all I’ve read so far), it’s easy to read and hard to put down. I look forward to reading the remaining 190 pages.

While purchasing MYC on Amazon, I also picked up Judge Richard Posner’s new book, How Judges Think. I had read a blog post about this book on The Blawgraphy that piqued my interest. Just from glancing at the book, it looks like it may be more difficult reading than Making Your Case. But then, mining for gold isn’t supposed to be easy. Here is Judge Posner’s blurb from the back of the dust jacket:

I am struck by how unrealistic are the conceptions of the judge held by most people, including practicing lawyers and eminent law professors, who have never been judges—and even by some judges. This unrealism is due to a variety of things, including the different perspectives of the different branches of the legal profession—including also a certain want of imagination. It is also due to the fact that most judges are cagey, even coy, in discussing what they do. They tend to parrot an official line about the judicial process (how rule-bound it is), and often to believe it, though it does not describe their actual practices. . . This book parts the curtain a bit.

Oh boy!