Cardozo: A Study in Reputation by Richard A. Posner

Cardozo: A Study in Reputation

byRichard A. Posner

Paperback | August 15, 1993

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What makes a great judge? How are reputations forged? Why do some reputations endure, while others crumble? And how can we know whether a reputation is fairly deserved? In this ambitious book, Richard Posner confronts these questions in the case of Benjamin Cardozo. The result is both a revealing portrait of one of the most influential legal minds of our century and a model for a new kind of study—a balanced, objective, critical assessment of a judicial career.

"The present compact and unflaggingly interesting volume . . . is a full-bodied scholarly biography. . . .It is illuminating in itself, and will serve as a significant contribution."—Paul A. Freund, New York Times Book Review

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Title:Cardozo: A Study in ReputationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:163 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:August 15, 1993Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226675564

ISBN - 13:9780226675565

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Life, the Person, the Reputation
2. Cardozo's Judicial Philosophy
3. Cardozo's Judicial Technique
4. Reputation in General
5. Cardozo's Reputation: Measures of Magnitude
6. Cardozo's Judicial Contribution
7. A Summary with Comparisons
Epilogue: Vistas in Research
Index

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In this ambitious book, Richard Posner confronts these questions in the case of Benjamin Cardozo. The result is both a revealing portrait of one of the most influential legal minds of our century and a model for a new kind of study---a balanced, objective, critical assessment of a judicial career.