Sunday, June 05, 2005

On whether and how judges write their own opinions

Which Judges Write Their Opinions (and Should We Care)? by Stephen Choi, Gaurang Gulati, available for download via SSRN, deals with the interesting topic of whether it is possible to figure out which judges do most of their own writing, and what is the usefulness of knowing who all contributed to the writing of opinions.

The article notes that postings on the Greedy Clerks message board indicate "that Judges Posner, Easterbrook, Garza, and Niemeyer are among those federal circuit judges most likely to author their own opinions."

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