Me, too, for that matter. That’s what Judge Posner‘s blurb on the jacket of his book, How Judges Think, seems to say. It seems to me that most commentators tend to agree that judges are often inscrutable on the bench, but many who advise on legal writing seem to assume they know what the judges want. Do we? Says Judge Posner:
[M]ost judges are cagey, even coy, in discussing what they do. They tend to parrot an official line about the judicial process (how rule-bound it is), and often to believe it, though it does not describe their actual practices. . . This book parts the curtain a bit.
You can read the full text of Judge Posner’s comment at the (new) legal writer.
You can also keep up with Judge Posner’s thoughts at his blog.