A Study in Reputation

Richard A. Posner

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Richard A. Posner

163 pages | 1 halftone, 6 line drawings, 7 tables | 5-1/2 x 8 | © 1990
Paper $17.50 ISBN: 9780226675565 Published August 1993
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

1. The Life, the Person, the Reputation
2. Cardozo's Judicial Philosophy
3. Cardozo's Judicial Technique
4. Reputation in General
5. Cardozo's Reputation: Measures of Magnitude
6. Cardozo's Judicial Contribution
7. A Summary with Comparisons
Epilogue: Vistas in Research
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