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Monday, February 16, 2009

Final and New Drafts

I hope everyone had fun celebrating Valentine's day, or not, if that's your preference. Among other things, I had the chance to see the Clint Eastwood movie, Gran Torino.  I thought the acting was a bit forced at times (I'm not sure growling counts as acting), but the movie crescendoes in a very powerful way, especially, I imagine, for fans of Christology. Eastwood's movie-making the last decade or so has been reliably beautiful and so this might be one worth visiting the cinema for, rather than waiting for Netflix. I have it on good authority, by contrast, that Confessions of a Shopaholic and He's Just Not That Into You are ones that can wait until their release on cable.

In any event, I thought I'd just post a quick note to say that the final version of Retributive Damages: A Theory of Punitive Damages as Intermediate Sanction is now available on SSRN or in your local January 2009 issue of the Cornell Law Review.  I will at some point soon be writing a short version of it for the new collaboration among law reviews called The Legal Workshop.*  I hope and invite others to respond to the final version in that forum (or elsewhere).  I've also just posted on SSRN a new working draft of the successor piece to Retributive Damages, entitled "How Should Punitive Damages Work?"  This piece will be coming out later this spring and I only have a couple weeks left before I have my last chance to touch it again, so if there are any folks who have written on or near the subject and wish to weigh in with comments or suggestions for further reading/citations, I would welcome your input via email. 

Last, I've also posted a newly revised and working version of Executing Retributivism: Panetti and the Future of the Eighth Amendment up on SSRN. As with the other working paper, I welcome comments by all and especially from those who have worked in or near the area (of the death penalty, Eighth Amendment generally, and/or punishment theory) and might wish to provide comments or suggestions for further reading and citations (including your own!). My apologies in advance if I neglected to address your work or those of your colleagues--please help me out before it's too late...
*This is what I heard about this new enterprise: Legal Workshop, a new online project, is a free electronic resource created and controlled by many of the nation's top Law Reviews, including the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the NYU Law Review.  Its chief goal is to increase online exposure of published articles. For the Legal Workshop, all of our authors now prepare, with the help of the Executive Articles Editor with whom they are paired, a shortened version of their Article (1500-4000 words), without footnotes, analogous in style to a very brief essay or newspaper op-ed.

Posted by Administrators on February 16, 2009 at 12:55 AM in Article Spotlight, Dan Markel, Retributive Damages | Permalink


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