I should also note that Judge Richard Posner is guest blogging this week at Brian Leiter’s page. Judge Posner is one of the true giants of the legal field, and certainly one of the most unusual judges around. While sitting on the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, he still teaches law at the University of Chicago and continues to publish widely in the law journals. He is a libertarian, and is the foremost scholar and originator of the economics and law theories that have revolutionized legal theory over the last few decades. It is extremely rare that you find a sitting judge so willing to share his views on virtually anything, but Judge Posner is willing to share them on almost everything. Read Leiter’s introduction of his guest blogger for more information on his legal career and his approach to the law, and definitely take the time to read Posner’s thoughts. Agree or disagree with them, there is little doubt that he is among the finest minds we have.