I’m a big fan of Judge Richard Posner. As I’ve mentioned here before, Judge Posner is very bright – and has almost single-handedly revolutionized the role that economics plays in thinking about the law.
I was, therefore, happy to see that Judge Posner authored an opinion for the Seventh Circuit dealing with the relationship between heroin wholesalers and heroin retainers in United States v. Alvarado-Tizoc.
Alvarado-Tizoc dealt with two men who sold wholesale quantities of heroin and fentanyl. As Judge Posner explains,