Judge Posner Speaks to Chinese Scholars in Law and Econ Summer School
The American political system is marked by legal corruption in which “wealthy people essentially bribe legislators” with campaign contributions, according to one of the nation’s most influential federal judges.
Speaking to foreign educators, Judge Richard Posner told the assembled that the wealthy give lots of money to legislators and that an individual legislator “knows that if he doesn’t promote the interests of the donor,” he won’t get any more money.
Posner is a renowned member of the Chicago-based Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is not only the nation’s most prolific jurist-academic, he is seen by some as the most influential judge outside of the nine members of the U.S. Supreme Court.