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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Looking Back: Papers Enjoyed in 2007

Over at LTB, Larry has usefully given a list of ten books and ten papers (with shout-outs to my colleague Curtis Bridgeman and guest-prawf Rob Kar) he's really liked drawn from the last year. I'm quite certain I haven't read ten full new books this past year; indeed, I'm not sure I even read ten old books this past year but Larry's lists are inspirations.

On the other hand, I am quite certain I've read at least ten articles or books this past year. Here, in no particular order, are some of the ones I've really enjoyed and learned from this past year, drawn mostly from the areas of criminal, tort, and family law. Some are older, but most are relatively recent. Feel free to add your faves in the comments.

John F.G. Stinneford, The Original Meaning of "Unusual": The Eighth Amendment as a Bar to Cruel Innovation

Stuart Green, Lying, Cheating, and Stealing: A Moral Theory of White Collar Crime

Elizabeth Emens, Monogamy's Law

Michael Cahill, Retributive Justice in the Real World

Paul Horwitz, Three Faces of Deference

Darryl Brown, Democracy and Decriminalization

Jack Chin, Unexplainable on Grounds of Race: Doubts About Yick Wo

John Goldberg and Ben Zipursky, Tort Law and Moral Luck

Paul Robinson, Distributive Principles for Criminal Liability (book manuscript)

Jeff Murphy, Well Excuse Me! - Remorse, Apology, and Criminal Sentencing

Posted by Administrators on January 1, 2008 at 10:15 PM in Article Spotlight, Dan Markel, Legal Theory | Permalink

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