In Recognition of Judge Richard Posner

September 8, 2017 | By Kylie Larkin — Judge Richard A. Posner, one of the nation’s leading federal appellate judges, announced this week that he is retiring from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.  Judge Posner has been an influential legal voice, writing more than 3,300 opinions during his time on the bench.  Judge Posner’s opinions cited works by Straus Institute Associate Dean, Thomas J. Stipanowich, including seven citations to Professor Stipanowich’s co-authored Federal Arbitration Treatise, and one citation to Professor Stipanowich’s 1987 article, “Arbitration and the Multiparty Dispute: The Search for Workable Solutions.” In addition, Dean Emeritus Deanell Reece Tacha participated last year in a University of Chicago Law Symposium on Judge Posner’s most recent book, “Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary” (Harvard University Press, 2016).  Judge Posner will continue to teach at the University of Chicago Law School.

Via NPR:

Posner said in a statement he is “proud to have promoted a pragmatic approach to judging… and to apply my view that judicial opinions should be easy to understand and that judges should focus on the right and wrong in every case.”

The 7th Circuit’s Chief Judge, Dianne Wood, calls Posner “one of the most distinguished people to ever sit on the federal bench,” adding “His opinions have had an impact around the world.”

The complete article is at nrp.org.

Citations to works by Thomas J. Stipanowich:

Federal Arbitration Law:

Wise v. Wachovia Securities, L.L.C., 450 F.3d 265, 269 (7th Cir. 2006)
IDS Life Ins. Co. v. SunAmerica Life Ins. Co., 136 F.3d 537, 543 (7th Cir. 1998)
Pryner v. Tractor Supply Co., 109 F.3d 354, 361 (7th Cir. 1997) (2 cites)
Lander Co. v. MMP Invs., Inc., 107 F.3d 476, 478 (7th Cir. 1997)
Miller v. Runyon, 77 F.3d 189, 194 (7th Cir. 1996)
Cabinetree of Wis., Inc. v. Kraftmaid Cabinetry, Inc., 50 F.3d 388, 390 (7th Cir. 1995)
Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers Int’t Union v. Excelsior Foundry Co., 56 F.3d 844, 845, 847, 848 (7th Cir. 1995)

“Arbitration and the Multiparty Dispute: The Search for Workable Solutions”:

Conn. Gen. Life Ins. Co. v. Sun Life Assurance Co., 210 F.3d 771, 773 (7th Cir. 2000)

More coverage on the University of Chicago Law Symposium is at lawcomm.pepperdine.edu

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