Questions about Posner's participation in Apple v. Motorola
July 12, 2012 9:53 AM Subscribe
Three questions brought up by Richard Posner and his participation in Apple v. Motorola: 1) Do his frequent extrajudicial writings ever cause any questions of partiality or disqualifications in his cases? 2) How would a circuit judge come to be designated to hear such a case? Is it on his initiative or someone at the district court? Is there any risk that the special treatment will seem unfair when compared to the usual random assignment of cases to judges? 3) How does a judge decide how to spend time on cases versus extrajudicial activities? Does Posner's docket ever suffer because he is spending his time writing law review articles?