Veteran appellate judge Richard Posner recently took to the pages of The New Republic to trash - there's no other word for it - the new book by Justice Antonin Scalia and writing guru Bryan Garner: Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.
Posner's critique generated exultation on the left - after all, here was Justice Scalia getting a public smack-down from a fellow conservative! Whether Posner can still be called a conservative - he recently refused the label in an interview with NPR's Nina Tottenberg - his criticisms consistently miss the point of Scalia's and Garner's book. But, to be fair to Posner, what he lacks in the way of analytical skill, he more than makes up for in gratuitous ad hominem attacks.
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