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09/01/2012

Ed Whelan on Posner's Review of Scalia and Garner: "remarkably slipshod and untrustworthy"
Michael Ramsey

At NRO, Ed Whelan: Richard A. Posner's Badly Confused Attack on Scalia/Garner.  From the introduction: 

In the New Republic, Seventh Circuit judge Richard A. Posner has a very long essay (more than 5000 words) attacking Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, the new treatise co-authored by Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner (and the subject of various posts of mine, beginning here, over the past month). As I hope to elaborate in additional posts over the next week or so, Posner’s attack is remarkably slipshod and untrustworthy. Here are some opening observations ...

RELATED: At the American Bar Association Journal, Debra Cassen Weiss has a more favorable view (of Posner):  Textual Originalism and the Great Sandwich Debate: Posner Reviews Scalia.  And David Bernstein comments here: Which of these is a sandwich?