2017 Letters to the editor stock

Recently Richard A. Posner, a highly distinguished judge, retired from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago after 35 years, publicly stating that he retired earlier than he had planned because of the mistreatment the judges on the 7th Circuit were giving the pro se litigants. Pro se litigants are litigants who represent themselves.

Posner said, “I was not getting along with the other judges because I was (and am) very concerned about how the court treats pro se litigants, who I believe deserve a better shake.”

Posner said, “The basic thing is that most judges regard these people as kind of trash not worth the time of a federal judge.”

Posner should be commended for speaking out about the unfairness taking place in the 7th Circuit against people who are representing themselves. The country owes Posner a debt of gratitude.

Brian Vukadinovich, Wheatfield

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