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Margaret D. Stock Reviews Not A Suicide Pact by Richard A. Posner

By Margaret D. Stock
February 03, 2007
Judge Richard A. Posner of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is perhaps the most prolific writer among sitting federal judges today. An ardent advocate of cost-benefit analysis, he has often used a law-and-economics approach to shed new light on a variety of subjects. In Not a Suicide Pact, Judge Posner brings a similar approach to national security issues, arguing that cost-benefi t analysis should also be applied to thorny questions of civil liberties and constitutional rights in the current global terrorism conflict....