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7th Circuit: Indiana and Wisconsin gay marriage bans unconstitutional

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    We'll meet that bet, Louisiana, and raise you two:

  2. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Given Richard Posner's defenestration of the attorneys representing both states, this should not be a surprise. Full audio at this link. Note how when the Indiana attorney speaks, Posner takes all of 30 seconds to butt in.

  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I took a seminar/workshop with him and some other judges and law professors once, including Easterbrook from the 7th Circuit, too. (I actually guess I surveyed it - I wrote a weekly blog entry about it, for meager pay.)

    Every week, some guest - usually an academic, but once Adam Liptak, which was cool - would come in and present their research paper about how judges decide cases or something along those lines. Posner would tear them to shreds. He was incredibly confrontational - a lot like in that audio - but I think it came from a good place in that he has extremely high standards for accepting someone's argument. Scary guy, though. Smartest person in any room he ever enters, or close to it.
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