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Postby Myself » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:44 am

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Re: Judges who write their own opinions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:06 am

Easterbrook and Posner do too, I believe.

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Re: Judges who write their own opinions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:02 am

I've heard Judge Kleinfeld authors his own opinions, too.

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Re: Judges who write their own opinions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:44 am

J.A.W. Rogers (D.C. Cir.) does, I've heard.

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Re: Judges who write their own opinions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've heard Judge Kleinfeld authors his own opinions, too.


He does, and it means his opinions take forever and are terrible. Working with Kleinfeld means you have to wait 10 months for the opinion, and plan on basically rewriting it to cite current law and remove typos.

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Re: Judges who write their own opinions

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:14 am

ajax adonis wrote:Does Scalia write some of his own opinions? I was reading this and it seems to suggest so: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_ ... ions_.html
("Unless this judge is Justice Antonin Scalia, who has often taken on the task of writing opinions himself, the judge will then usually select one of his or her clerks to take the first crack at drafting the opinion.").

I don't know if we have anyone who would actually know, but does anyone actually kinda know?

According to one of Stevens' former clerks who taught at my law school, Scalia's clerks do research and BlueBooking for the vast majority of their term.

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Re: Judges who write their own opinions

Postby Haymarket » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:25 am

Posner and Easterbrook write their own opinions and use their clerks mostly for feedback and research.

By "writing their own opinions", I take it to mean who writes the first draft. Both the judges I just mentioned definitely do that and more.




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