Luminaries and Sages Emeritus on what was our Board of Advisers (2005-2014)

Vikram D. Amar
Kate Andrias
Laura I. Appleman
Stephen M. Bainbridge
Howard J. Bashman
William W. Bedsworth
Carol A. Beier
Rebecca White Berch
Robert C. Berring, Jr.
Lillian R. BeVier
Leiv Blad
Danny J. Boggs
Adam Bonin
Bennett Boskey
Catherine Bridge
Khiara M. Bridges
Richard Brust
Femi Cadmus
Erwin Chemerinsky
Jim Chen
Karin Ciano
Linda T. Coberly
Avern Cohn
Ruth Colker
Bridget Crawford
R. Ted Cruz
Clare Cushman
Laurie Webb Daniel
Susanna Dokupil
Thomas H. Dupree
J. Michael Eakin
Kathy Eastmunt
Paul H. Edelman
Heather Elliott
John P. Elwood
Elizabeth Engdahl
Lee Epstein
Richard A. Epstein
Cynthia Estlund
Samuel Estreicher
Ferdinand F. Fernandez
Cassandra Ferrannini
Eugene R. Fidell
Barry J. Fishman
Charles Fried
Curtis Gannon
Suzanne Garment
Bryan A. Garner
David J. Garrow
Francesca Gessner
Allen G. Gless
Ronald Goldfarb
Thomas Goldstein
Michele B. Goodwin
Brianne Gorod
Linda Greenhouse
Leslie Griffin
Patrick Hanlon
Nathan L. Hecht
Stephen Henderson
Robert H. Henry
Jessie Hill
James C. Ho
Morris B. Hoffman
Joan S. Howland
Anna Ivey
Gregory F. Jacob
Robert A. James
Erik M. Jensen
Arlene Johnson
Denise R. Johnson
Erika Z. Jones
Emily E. Kadens
Harold E. Kahn
Sarah Kaltsounis
John L. Kane
Sonia K. Katyal
Orin S. Kerr
William J. Kilberg
Montgomery Kosma
Rachel Kovner
Alex Kozinski
Michael S. Kwun
Steve Lagerfeld
Charles Lane
Gerald Lebovits
Douglas Lederman
Leandra Lederman
Martin S. Lederman
Pierre N. Leval
Adam Liptak
Steven Lubet
Toni Massaro
Ira Brad Matetsky
Tony Mauro
Nancy Bellhouse May
M. Margaret McKeown
Laura Meckler
John E. Morris
Luther T. Munford
Donald J. Munro
Thomas Nachbar
Ronald E. Nehring
Theodore B. Olson
Mark P. Painter
Rebecca R. Pallmeyer
Eduardo Moises Penalver
Cedric Merlin Powell
H. Jefferson Powell
Cynthia J. Rapp
Laura Krugman Ray
Susan Phillips Read
David Roe
James M. Rosenbaum
Lee H. Rosenthal
David B. Salmons
Eugene Scalia
Barry R. Schaller
Joseph Sclafani
Suzanna Sherry
Loren A. Smith
Leslie H. Southwick
Mary Lou Soller
James Springer
Jacob A. Stein
Cate Stetson
Kate Stith
Elizabeth S. Stong
David R. Stras
Paul A. Suttell
Stephanie Tai
Stuart S. Taylor, Jr.
Edwin G. Torres
Nina Totenberg
John Tryneski
Melvin I. Urofsky
Melissa H. Weresh
Robin L. West
Mary Whisner
G. Edward White
Mike Widener
J. Harvie Wilkinson
Steven L. Willborn
Diane P. Wood
Douglas P. Woodlock
Wilhelmina M. Wright
Richard C. Wydick

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Exemplary Legal Writing

2022 Honorees

Judicial Opinions

Our respectable authorities on judicial opinions — Charmiane G. Claxton, Stephen Dillard, James C. Ho, and Harold E. Kahn — have selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2022. Congratulations to all.

• Amy Coney Barrett, Denezpi v. United States, 142 S.Ct. 1838
• Stephen Breyer, New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn., Inc. v. Bruen, 142 S.Ct. 2111 (dissent)
• David Counts, United States v. Quiroz, WL 4352482 (W.D. Texas)
• Brian Hoffstadt, Musgrove v. Silver, 82 Cal. App. 5th 694 (Cal. Ct. App.)
• Elena Kagan, Badgerow v. Walters, 142 S.Ct. 1310
• Elena Kagan, Morgan v. Sundance, Inc., 142 S.Ct. 1708
• Elena Kagan, Wooden v. United States, 142 S.Ct. 1063
• Frank Menetrez, People v. Superior Court of Riverside County, 81 Cal. App. 5th 851 (Cal. Ct. App.) (dissent)
• John B. Nalbandian, United States v. Denzell Russell, 26 F.4th 371 (6th Cir.)
• Jacqueline Nguyen, Gable v. Williams, 49 F.4th 1315 (9th Cir.)
• Per Curiam, Trump v. United States, 54 F.4th 689 (11th Cir.)
• Per Curiam, Scott v. MEI, Inc., WL 1055576 (5th Cir.)
• Andrew A. Pinson, Ammons v. State, 315 Ga. 149, 880 S.E.2d 544 (concurrence)
• Clarence Thomas, Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, 142 S.Ct. 1906 (dissent)
• Don R. Willett, United States v. Palomares, 52 F.4th 640 (5th Cir.) (dissent)


Our respectable authorities on books — Femi Cadmus, Angela Fernandez, Cedric Merlin Powell, Nancy Rapoport, Susan Phillips Read, Ariel A.E. Scotese, and G. Edward White — have selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2022. You can find all of them (the books, that is, and probably some of our authorities as well) at the library or online. Congratulations to all.

• Danielle Allen, Yochai Benkler, Leah Downey, Rebecca Henderson, and Josh Simons, editors, A Political Economy of Justice (University of Chicago Press)
• Hawa Allan, Insurrection: Rebellion, Civil Rights, and the Paradoxical State of Black Citizenship (W.W. Norton)
• David E. Bernstein, Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America (Bombardier Books)
• Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality (Pantheon Books)
• Bennett Capers, Devon W. Carbado, R.A. Lenhardt, and Angela Onwuachi-Willig, editors, Critical Race Judgments: Rewritten U.S. Opinions on Race and the Law (Cambridge University Press)
• Devon W. Carbado, Unreasonable: Black Lives, Police Power, and the Fourth Amendment (The New Press)
• Alice Crary and Lori Gruen, Animal Crisis: A New Critical Theory (Polity Press)
• Bruce W. Dearstyne, The Crucible of Public Policy: New York Courts in the Progressive Era (State University of New York Press)
• Colin Diver, Breaking Ranks: How the Rankings Industry Rules Higher Education and What to Do About It (John Hopkins University Press)
• James E. Fleming, Constructing Basic Liberties: A Defense of Substantive Due Process (University of Chicago Press)
• Bryant Garth and Gregory Shaffer, The Globalization of Legal Education: A Critical Perspective (Oxford University Press)
• Lori Gruen and Justin Marceau, editors, Carceral Logics: Human Incarceration and Animal Captivity (Cambridge University Press)
• Neil W. Hamilton and Louis D. Bilionis, Law Student Professional Development and Formation: Bridging Law School, Student, and Employer Goals (Cambridge University Press)
• Brian Hochman, The Listeners: A History of Wiretapping in the United States (Harvard University Press)
• Peniel E. Joseph, The Third Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty First Century (Basic Books)
• Laura Kalman, FDR’s Gambit: The Court Packing Fight and the Rise of Legal Liberalism (Oxford University Press)
• Martin Lund, Whiteness (MIT Press)
• Jo-Anne McArthur & Keith Wilson (foreword by Joaquin Phoenix), Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene (We Animals Media)
• David Mura, The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself: Racial Myths and Our American Narratives (Minnesota)
• David R. Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (Verso 4th edition)
• Patricia E. Salkin, May it Please the Campus: Lawyers Leading Higher Education (Touro University Press)
• Frederick Schauer, Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else (Harvard University Press)
• Jeff Sebo, Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves: Why Animals Matter for Pandemics, Climate Change, and Other Catastrophes (Oxford University Press)
• Brad Snyder, Democratic Justice: Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court, and the Making of the Liberal Establishment (W.W. Norton)

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2021 Honorees

Judicial Opinions

Our respectable authorities on judicial opinions — Charmiane G. Claxton, Stephen Dillard, James C. Ho, and Harold E. Kahn — have selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2021. Congratulations to all.

• Lisa Branch, In re Wild, 994 F.3d 1244 (11th Cir.) (dissent)
• Patrick J. Bumatay, Rojas v. Federal Aviation Administration, 989 F3d 666, 693 (9th Cir.) (concurrence in part and dissent in part)
• John Bush, In re: MCP No. 165 20 F.4th 264 (6th Cir.) (solo dissent)
• John Bush, Preterm-Cleveland v. McCloud, 994 F.3d 512 (6th Cir.) (solo concurrence)
• William Dato, People v. Alatorre, 70 Cal. App. 5th 747 (for the court)
• Neil Gorsuch, National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston et al., 141 S.Ct. 2141 (for the court)
• Richard Griffin, Preterm-Cleveland v. McCloud, 994 F.3d 512 (6th Cir.) (solo concurrence)
• Richard A. Griffin, Taylor v. City of Saginaw, et al., 11 F.4th 483 (6th Cir.) (for the court)
• Mark Holmes, Estate of Michael J. Jackson v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 121 T.C.M. (CCH) 1320 (for the court)
• Frank Hull, In re Wild, 994 F.3d 1244 (11th Cir.) (solo dissent)
• Joan L. Larsen, U.S. v. Trevino, 7 F.4th 414 (6th Cir.) (for the court)
• Bridget Mary McCormack, Ricks v. State, 507 Mich. 387 (for the court)
• Linda Parker, King v. Whitmer, 556 F.Supp.3d 680 (E.D. MI) (for the court)
• Chad A. Readler, Glennborough Homeowners Association v. U.S. Postal Svc., 21 F.4th 410 (6th Cir.) (for the court)
• John G. Roberts, Jr., Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, 141 S.Ct. 792 (dis-sent)
• Jeffrey Sutton, Preterm-Cleveland v. McCloud, 994 F.3d 512 (6th Cir.) (solo concurrence)
• Amul R. Thapar, Kowall v. Benson 18 F4th 542 (6th Cir.) (for the court)
• David Wecht, Commonwealth v. Cosby, 252 A. 3rd 1092 (PA) (for the court)
• Don R. Willett, Kokesh v. Curlee, 14 F4th 382, 398 (5th Cir.) (dissent)


Our respectable authorities on books — Femi Cadmus, Lee Epstein, Lev Menand, Cedric Merlin Powell, Jed S. Rakoff, Susan Phillips Read, Ariel A.E. Scotese, and G. Edward White — have selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2021. You can find all of them (the books, that is, and probably some of our authorities as well) at the library or online. Congratulations to all.

• Gregory Ablavsky, Federal Ground: Governing Property and Violence in the First U.S. Territories (Oxford University Press)
• Brandon L. Bartels and Christopher D. Johnston Curbing the Court: Why the Public Constrains Judicial Independence (Cambridge University Press)
• Jack M. Beermann, The Journey to Separate But Equal: Madame Decuir’s Quest for Racial Justice in the Reconstruction Era (University of Kansas Press)
• Kathleen Belew and Ramón A. Gutiérrez, A Field Guide to White Su-premacy (University of California Press)
• Stephen Breyer, The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics (Harvard University Press)
• Peter S. Canellos, The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Har-lan, America’s Judicial Hero (Simon & Schuster)
• Erwin Chemerinsky, Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empow-ered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights (Liveright)
• Adam Chilton and Mila Versteeg, How Constitutional Rights Matter (Ox-ford University Press)
• Laura Coates, Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness (Simon & Schuster)
• Jorge M. Contreras, The Genome Defense: The Epic Legal Battle to De-termine Who Owns Your DNA (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
• Gilda R. Daniels, Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America (NYU Press)
• Noah Feldman, The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Re-founding of America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
• James L. Gibson and Michael J. Nelson, Judging Inequality: State Su-preme Courts and the Inequality Crisis (Russell Sage Foundation)
• Faith Gordon and Daniel Newman (editors), Leading Works in Law and Social Justice (Routledge)
• Michael Hoeflich and Ross Davies (editors), The Black Book of Justice Holmes: Text Transcript and Commentary (Talbot Publishing)
• Herma Hill Kay (author) and Patricia Cain (editor), Paving the Way: The First American Women Law Professors (University of California Press)
• Naa Oyo A. Kwate (editor), The Street: A Photographic Field Guide to American Inequality (Rutgers University Press,)
• Martha Minow, Saving the News: Why the Constitution Calls for Gov-ernment Action to Preserve Freedom of Speech (Oxford University Press)
• Terri Jennings Peretti, Partisan Supremacy: How the GOP Enlisted Courts to Rig Election Rules (University Press of Kansas)
• Claire Priest, Credit Nation: Property Laws and Legal Institutions in Early America (Princeton University Press)
• David Alan Sklansky, A Pattern of Violence: How the Law Classifies Crimes and What it Means for Justice (The Belknap Press of Harvard Uni-versity Press)
• Marc I. Steinberg, Rethinking Securities Law (Oxford University Press)
• Christine Walker, Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain’s Atlantic Empire (University of North Carolina Press)
• Michael A. Zilis, The Rights Paradox: How Group Attitudes Shape US Supreme Court Legitimacy (Cambridge University Press)

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2020 Honorees

Judicial Opinions

Our respectable authorities on judicial opinions — Charmiane G. Claxton, Stephen Dillard, James C. Ho, Harold E. Kahn, Susan Phillips Read — have selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2020. Some of them are reproduced in the 2021 Almanac & Reader, and you can find all of them online. Congratulations to all.

• Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Bostock v. Clayton County, 140 S. Ct. 1731 (2020) (dissent)
• Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak, 140 S. Ct. 2603 (2020) (dissent)
• Bridget S. Bade, Inc. v. Becerra, 962 F.3d 1111 (9th Cir. 2020) (for the court)
• Patrick J. Bumatay, Edmo v. Corizon, Inc., 949 F.3d 489 (9th Cir. 2020) (dissent)
• Jay S. Bybee, Pac. Coast Horseshoeing v. Kirchmeyer, 961 F.3d 1062 (9th Cir. 2020) (for the court)
• Jose A. Cabranes, United States v. Peeples, 962 F.3d 677 (2d Cir. 2020) (for the court)
• Elspeth B. Cypher, Commonwealth v. Richards, 485 Mass. 896 (2020) (concur)
• Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RNC v. DNC, 140 S.Ct. 1208 (2020) (dissent)
• Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States v. Sineneng-Smith, 140 S. Ct. 1575 (2020) (for the court)
• Judith J. Gische, Guido v. Fielding, 190 A.D.3d 49 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., App. Div. 2020) (for the court)
• Patricia Guerrero, Bolger v., LLC, 53 Cal. App. 5th 431 (2020) (for the court)
• Elena Kagan, Chiafalo v. Washington, 140 S.Ct. 2316 (2020) (for the court)
• Goodwin H. Liu, People v. Triplett, 48 Cal. App. 5th 655 (2020) (dis-sent)
• Debra Ann Livingston, Guo v. Deutsche Bank Securities 965 F.3d 96 (2d Cir. 2020) (for the court)
• Kevin Newsom, Keohane v. Florida Dep't of Corrections, 981 F.3d 994 (11th Cir. 2020) (concur)
• Nels S.D. Peterson, Lowndes County v. City of Valdosta, 309 Ga. 899 (2020) (for the court)
• Carlton W. Reeves, Jamison v. McClendon, 476 F.Supp.3d 386 (S.D. Miss. 2020) (for the court)
• Dirk Sandefur, Rideg v. Berleth, 401 Mont. 556 (2020) (for the court)
• Sonia Sotomayor, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo 141 S. Ct. 63 (2020) (dissent)
• Josephine L. Staton, Juliana v. United States, 947 F.3d 1175 (9th Cir. 2020) (dissent)
• Amul R. Thapar, United States v. Blomquist, 976 F.3d 755 (6th Cir. 2020) (for the court)
• Don R. Willett, Thomas v. Reeves, 961 F.3d 800 (5th Cir. 2020) (concur)


Our respectable authorities on books — Femi Cadmus, Lev Menand, Jed S. Rakoff, Ariel A.E. Scotese, G. Edward White — have selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2020. You can find all of them (the books, that is, and probably some of our authorities as well) at the library or online. Congratulations to all.

• Wendell Bird, Criminal Dissent: Prosecutions Under the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 (Harvard)
• John C. Coffee, Jr., Corporate Crime and Punishment: The Crisis of Underenforcement (Berrett-Koehler)
• Adam B. Cox and Cristina M. Rodriguez, The President and Immigration Law (Oxford)
• Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela Gross, Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana (Cambridge)
• Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson, Shortlisted Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court (NYU)
• Stephanie Kelton, The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy (Public Affairs)
• Bruce A. Kimball and Daniel R. Coquillette, The Intellectual Sword: Harvard Law School, The Second Century (Harvard)
• Richard Mullender, Matteo Nicolini, Thomas D.C. Bennett, and Emilia Mickiewicz (editors), Law and Imagination in Troubled Times: A Legal and Literary Discourse (Routledge)
• Yolanda Flores Niemann, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, and Carmen G. González, Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power and Resistance of Women in Academia (Utah State)
• George L. Priest, The Rise of Law and Economics: An Intellectual History (Routledge)
• William G. Thomas III, A Question of Freedom: the Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War (Yale)
• Mark Tushnet, Taking Back the Constitution: Activist Judges and the Next Age of American Law (Yale)
• John Fabian Witt, American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19 (Yale)

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2019 Honorees

Judicial Opinions

Our respectable authorities on judicial opinions — Charmiane G. Claxton, Stephen Dillard, and Harold E. Kahn — have selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2019. Some of them are reproduced in the 2020 Almanac & Reader, and you can find all of them online. Congratulations to all.

• Amy Coney Barrett, Green v. Howser, 942 F.3d 772 (7th Cir. 2019) (for the court)
• Elizabeth L. Branch, Salcedo v. Hanna, 936 F.3d 1162 (11th Cir. 2019) (for the court)
• Neil Gorsuch, Gamble v. United States, 139 S.Ct. 1960 (2019) (dissent)
• Britt C. Grant, Arias Leiva v. Warden, 928 F.3d 1281 (11th Cir. 2019) (for the court)
• Bridget Mary McCormack, People v. Mead, 503 Mich. 205 (2019) (for the court)
• John Nalbandian, Crosby v. Twitter, Inc., 921 F.3d 617 (6th Cir. 2019) (for the court)
• Chad Readler, U.S. v Wooden, 945 F.3d 498 (6th Cir. 2019) (for the court)
• Mary Schroeder, Taylor v. County of Pima, 913 F.3d 939 (9th Cir. 2019) (dissent)
• William Smith, Markham Concepts v. Hasbro, 355 F.Supp.3d 119 (D. R.I. 2019) (for the court)
• Maria Stratton, People v, Rodriguez 40 Cal. App. 5th 206 (2019) (dissent)
• Jeffrey Sutton, Gaetano, et al. v U.S., et al., 942 F.3d 727 (6th Cir. 2019) (for the court)
• Jeffrey Sutton, U.S. v. Tucci-Jarraf, 939 F.3d 790 (6th Cir. 2019) (for the court)
• John Shepard Wiley, Jr., Dobbs v. City of Los Angeles, 41 Cal.App.5th 159 (2019) (for the court)


Our respectable authorities on books — Femi Cadmus, Lee Epstein, Casandra Laskowski, Lev Menand, Cedric Merlin Powell, Jed S. Rakoff, Sarah A. Seo, and G. Edward White — have selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2019. You can find all of them (the books, that is, and probably some of our authorities as well) at the library or online. Congratulations to all.

• Paula C. Austin, Coming of Age In Jim Crow DC (NYU)
• Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (Polity)
• Mike Chase, How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender (Atria)
• Paul M. Collins, Jr. and Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, The President and the Supreme Court: Going Public on Judicial Decisions from Washington to Trump (Cambridge)
• Eric Foner, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Re-made the Constitution (Norton)
• Caroline Fredrickson, The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections (New Press)
• Haben Girma, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law (Twelve)
• Neil M. Gorsuch with Jane Nitze and David Feder, A Republic, If You Can Keep It (Crown Forum)
• Gunnar Grendstad et al., Proactive and Powerful: Law Clerks and the Institutionalization of the Norwegian Supreme Court (Eleven International)
• Chris Hanretty, A Court of Specialists: Judicial Behavior on the UK Supreme Court (Oxford)
• Jill Elaine Hasday, Intimate Lies and the Law (Oxford)
• Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England (Cambridge)
• Anthony Kronman, The Assault on American Excellence (Free Press)
• Steve Luxenburg, Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation (Norton)
• Nancy Maveety, Glass and Gavel: The U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol (Rowman & Littlefield)
• Chanel Miller, Know My Name: A Memoir (Viking)
• Martha Minow, When Should Law Forgive? (Norton)
• Eric P. Perramond, Unsettled Waters: Rights, Law, and Identity in the American West (California)
• Katharina Pistor, The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality (Princeton)
• Brian Purnell and Jeanne Theoharis with Komozi Woodard, The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Segregation and Struggle Outside of the South (NYU)
• Sarah A. Seo, Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom (Harvard)
• Kathryn D. Temple, Loving Justice: Legal Emotions in William Blackstone’s England (NYU)
• William Twining, Jurist in Context: A Memoir (Cambridge)
• Mary L. Volcansek, Comparative Judicial Politics (Rowman & Littlefield)

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2018 Honorees

Judicial Opinions

Our respectable authorities on judicial opinions — Charmiane G. Claxton, Stephen Dillard, Harold E. Kahn, and Susan Phillips Read — have selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2018. Some of them are reproduced in the 2019 Almanac & Reader, and you can find all of them online. Congratulations to all.

• William W. Bedsworth, Brady v. Bayer Corp., 26 Cal. App. 5th 1156 (2018) (for the court)
• John K. Bush, Turner v. United States, 885 F.3d 949, 955 (6th Cir 2018) (concurring dubitante)
• Carol A. Corrigan, Regents v. Superior Court, 4 Cal. 5th 607 (2018) (for the court)
• Elspeth B. Cypher, Shiel v. Rowell, 480 Mass. 106 (2018) (for the court)
• Anne H. Egerton, De Havilland v. FX Networks, LLC, 21 Cal. App. 5th 845 (2018) (for the court)
• Merrick B. Garland, Taylor v. FAA, 895 F.3d 56 (DC Cir. 2018) (for the court)
• Stephen A. Higginson, Meador v. Apple, Inc., 911 F.3d 260 (5th Cir 2018) (for the court)
• Elena Kagan, Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, 138 S.Ct. 2448 (2018) (dissenting)
• Thomas R. Lee, Build, Inc. v. Utah Dep’t of Transp., 428 P.3d 995 (Utah 2018) (for the court)
• Gerard E. Lynch, Olagues v. Perceptive Advisors LLC, 902 F.3d 121 (2d Cir. 2018) (for the court)
• Jon O. Newman, Hassell v. Fischer, 879 F.3d 41 (2d Cir. 2018) (for the court)
• Kevin C. Newsom, Autauga Quality Cotton v. Crosby, 893 F.3d 1276 (11th Cir. 2018) (for the court)
• Richard L. Nygaard, In re Paige, 738 Fed. Appx. 85 (3d Cir. 2018) (for the court)
• Richard H. Paez, Hoard v. Hartman, 904 F.3d 780 (9th Cir. 2018) (for the court)
• William H. Pryor, Jr., United States v. Obando, 891 F.3d 929 (11th Cir. 2018) (for the court)
• Don R. Willett, United States v. Maturino, 887 F.3d 716 (5th Cir. 2018) (for the court)


Our respectable authorities on books — Christian R. Burset, Femi Cadmus, Lee Epstein, Richard W. Garnett, Casandra Laskowski, Lev Menand, Cedric Merlin Powell, Jed S. Rakoff, Sarah A. Seo, and G. Edward White — have selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2018. You can find all of them (the books, that is, and probably some of our authorities as well) at the library. Congratulations to all.

• Joseph Blocher & Darrell A.H. Miller, The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation and the Future of Heller (Cambridge University Press 2018)
• Patrick J. Deneen, Why Liberalism Failed (Yale University Press 2018)
• Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Beacon Press 2018)
• Sam Erman, Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire (Cambridge University Press 2018)
• Richard H. Fallon, Jr., Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court (Harvard University Press 2018)
• Cyrus Farivar, Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech (Melville House 2018)
• Robert A. Ferguson, Metamorphosis: How to Transform Punishment in America (Yale University Press 2018)
• Paul Finkelman, Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court (Harvard University Press 2018)
• James L. Gibson & Michael J. Nelson, Black and Blue: How African Americans Judge the U.S. Legal System (Oxford University Press 2018)
• Larry Gonick & Tim Kasser, Hypercapitalism: The Modern Economy, Its Values, and How to Change Them (The New Press 2018)
• Matthew E.K. Hall, What Justices Want: Goals and Personality on the U.S. Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press 2018)
• Richard L. Hasen, The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption (Yale University Press 2018)
• Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing (Princeton University Press 2018)
• Robert J. Hume, Ethics and Accountability on the U.S. Supreme Court: An Analysis of Recusal Practices (SUNY Press 2017)
• Sarah E. Igo, The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America (Harvard University Press 2018)
• Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt, How Democracies Die (Crown 2018)
• John B. Nann & Morris L. Cohen, The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History (Yale University Press 2018)
• Alexandra Natapoff, Punishment without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal (Basic Books 2018)
• Jill Norgren, Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers (New York University Press 2018)
• Jennifer Pitts, Boundaries of the International: Law and Empire (Harvard University Press 2018)
• Jennifer E. Rothman, The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World (Harvard University Press 2018)
• Michael F. Salamone, Perceptions of a Polarized Court: How Division Among Justices Shapes the Supreme Court’s Public Image (Temple University Press 2018)
• Lucy E. Salyer, Under the Starry Flag (Harvard University Press 2018)
• The Secret Barrister, The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken (Pan Macmillan 2018)
• Arjun Singh Sethi, American Hate: Survivors Speak Out (The New Press 2018)
• Steven D. Smith, Pagans and Christians in the City: Culture Wars from the Tiber to the Potomac (Eerdmans 2018)
• Jeffrey S. Sutton, 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press 2018)
• Anders Walker, The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America (Yale 2018)
• Adam Winkler, We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (W.W. Norton 2018)
• Tim Wu, The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age (Columbia Global Reports 2018)
• Mary Ziegler, Beyond Abortion: Roe v. Wade and the Battle for Privacy (Harvard University Press 2018)

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2017 Honorees

Our new panel of luminaries and sages has selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2017. All of them (except for Cher's tweet and Orrin Hatch's tweet, which are in the Winter 2018 issue of the Green Bag) are in the 2018 Almanac & Reader. Congratulations to all.

Judicial Opinions for the Court
• David J. Barron, O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy, 851 F.3d 69 (1st Cir. 2017)
• Elena Kagan, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, 137 S.Ct 1178 (2017)
• Richard A. Posner, Pinno v. Wachtendorf, 845 F.3d 328 (7th Cir. 2017)
• O. Rogeriee Thompson, U.S. v. Zimny, 846 F.3d 458 (1st Cir. 2017)
• Don Willett, BankDirect Capital Finance, LLC v. Plasma Fab, LLC, 519 S.W.3d 76 (Tex. 2017)

Judicial Opinions Concurring or Dissenting
• Andre M. Davis, G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, 853 F.3d 729 (4th Cir. 2017)
• Raymond Kethledge, Wayside Church v. Van Buren County, 847 F.3d 812 (6th Cir. 2017)
• Clarence Thomas, Leonard v. Texas, 137 S.Ct. 847 (2017)
• Charles R. Wilson, U.S. v. Vail-Bailon, 868 F.3d 1293 (11th Cir. 2017) (en banc)
• Diane P. Wood, Dassey v. Dittmann, 877 F.3d 297 (7th Cir. 2017) (en banc)

• Cher, @cher (Apr. 4, 2017)
• Orrin Hatch, @senorrinhatch (Apr. 4, 2017)
• Kim Krawiec, @KimKrawiec (Nov. 5, 2017)
• Leah Litman, @LeahLitman (Apr. 3, 2017)
• NU Law Review, @NULRev (Mar. 29, 2017)
• Kannon Shanmugam, @KannonShanmugam (Dec. 4, 2017)
• Stanford Law Review, @StanLRev (Mar. 29, 2017)
• Sara Warf, @SaraBWarf (Oct. 31, 2017)
• Adam White, @adamjwhitedc (Dec. 5, 2017)
• Justice Don Willett, @JusticeWillett (June 29, 2017)
• Del Williams, @delwilliams (Dec. 4, 2017)

Recommended by our respectable authorities — Cedric Merlin Powell and Susan Phillips Read.

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2016 Honorees

Our new panel of luminaries and sages has selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from 2016. All of them (except for the books) are in the 2017 Almanac & Reader. Congratulations to all.

Judicial Opinions
• Frank H. Easterbrook, Walker v. Trailer Transit, Inc., 824 F.3d 688 (7th Cir. 2016)
• Neil M. Gorsuch, Gutierrez-Brizuela v. Lynch, 834 F.3d 1142 (10th Cir. 2016)
• Natalie E. Hudson, State v. Haywood, 886 N.W.2d 485 (Minn. 2016)
• Elena Kagan, Voisine v. United States, 136 S.Ct. 2272 (2016)
• M. Margaret McKeown, De Fontbrune v. Wofsy, 838 F.3d 992 (9th Cir. 2016)
• Don Willett, J&D Towing, LLC v. American Alternative Ins. Corp., 478 S.W.3d 649 (Tex. 2016)

State Supreme Court Briefs
• Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., et al., Petition for Review, Vergara v. State, 209 Cal.Rptr.3d 532, 558 (Cal. 2016)
• Constantine L. Trela, Jr., Ruth Greenwood, and Annabelle Harless, Brief of Amici Curiae League of Women Voters, et al., Hooker v. Illinois State Bd. of Elections, 63 N.E.3d 824 (Ill. 2016)
(We’d hoped to honor a third brief, but lead counsel, a member of a prominent Delaware law firm, never responded to our polite (we hope) and persistent (we know) pursuit of permission to republish.)

Law Review Articles of 25 Years Ago
• David C. Frederick, John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Disappearance of the Right of Petition, 9 Law & History Review 113 (1991)
• Jonathan R. Macey & Geoffrey P. Miller, Origin of the Blue Sky Laws, 70 Texas Law Review 347 (1991)
(We’d hoped to honor a third article, but the author, a professor at a prominent Connecticut law school, never responded to our polite (we hope) and persistent (we know) pursuit of permission to republish. We view his non-response and the non-response by the Delaware lawyer (see above) as (a) denials of permission and (b) healthy reminders of the Green Bag’s insignificance in the eyes of at least some (and maybe more than some) VIP lawyers.)

• Morris Davis (Mar. 12, 2016)
• Bryan A. Garner (Mar. 21, 2016)
• Scott Greenfield (Mar. 15, 2016)
• Harvard Law Review (Apr. 1, 2016)
• Orin Kerr (Mar. 31, 2016)
• Charles Lane (Apr. 9, 2016)
• Don Willett (Dec. 18, 2016)
• Yale Law Journal (Apr. 1, 2016)

Recommended by our respectable authorities — Femi Cadmus, Lee Epstein, Cedric Merlin Powell, and Susan Phillips Read.

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2015 Honorees

Our nominators and voters have selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from the year just passed. All of them (except for the books) will appear in the 2016 Almanac & Reader. Congratulations to all.

Opinions for the Court
• Charles R. Breyer, In re Hewlett-Packard Company Shareholder Derivative Litigation, No. 3:12-cv-06003-CR (N.D. Cal. July 28, 2015)
• Elena Kagan, Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC, 135 S.Ct. 1645 (2015)
• Cornelia T.L. Pillard, Arpaio v. Obama, 797 F.3d 11 (D.C. Cir. 2015)
• Amul R. Thapar, Wagner v. Sherwin-Williams Co., Civil No. 14-178-ART (E.D. Ky. Apr. 29, 2015)

Concurrences, Dissents, Etc.
• Carlos T. Bea, John Doe I v. Nestle USA, Inc., 788 F.3d 946 (9th Cir. 2015)
• Frank H. Easterbrook, Thomas v. Clements, 797 F.3d 445 (7th Cir. 2015)
• O. Rogeriee Thompson, Sanchez v. Roden, 808 F.3d 85 (1st Cir. 2015)
• Don R. Willett, Patel v. Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, 469 S.W.3d 69 (Tex. 2015)

Law Review Articles of 50 Years Ago
• Guido Calabresi, The Decision for Accidents: An Approach to Nonfault Allocation of Costs, 78 Harvard Law Review 713 (1965)
• Herbert Wechsler, The Courts and the Constitution, 65 Columbia Law Review 1001 (1965)

Recommended by our respectable authorities — Femi Cadmus, Lee Epstein, Cedric Merlin Powell, and Susan Phillips Read.

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2014 Honorees

Our board of advisers has selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from the year just passed. They will appear in the 2015 Almanac & Reader. (For the books, that means excerpts.) Congratulations to all.

Opinions for the Court
• Frank H. Easterbrook, National Organization for Women, Inc. v. Scheidler, 750 F.3d 696 (7th Cir. 2014)
• Neil M. Gorsuch, Yellowbear v. Lampert, 741 F.3d 48 (10th Cir. 2014)
• Richard A. Posner, Baskin v. Bogan, 766 F.3d 648 (7th Cir. 2014)
• John G. Roberts, Jr., Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 2473 (2014)
• Diane P. Wood, Empress Casino Joliet Corp. v. Johnston, 763 F.3d 723 (7th Cir. 2014)

Concurrences, Dissents, Etc.
• Emilio M. Garza, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 758 F.3d 633 (5th Cir. 2014)
• Richard C. Tallman, Henry v. Ryan, 766 F.3d 1059 (9th Cir. 2014)
• Don R. Willett, El-Ali v. State, 428 S.W.3d 824 (Tex. 2014)

• Joan Biskupic, Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice (Sarah Crichton Books 2014)
• Bryan A. Garner, Black’s Law Dictionary (Thomson West 2014) (10th edition)
• Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution (Henry Holt and Co. 2014)

Long Articles
• Toby J. Heytens, Reassignment, 66 Stanford Law Review 1 (2014)
• Andrew Norris, A Maelstrom of International Law and Intrigue: The Remarkable Voyage of the S.S. City of Flint, 54 American Journal of Legal History 73 (2014)

News and Editorial
• David Cole, Can Privacy Be Saved?, New York Review of Books (March 6, 2014)
• Linda Greenhouse, With All Due Deference, New York Times (July 23, 2014)
• Adam Liptak, The Polarized Court, New York Times (May 10, 2014)

• Drew Justice, Response to Government’s Motion in Limine Two, State v. Powell (Cir. Ct. Williamson County, Tenn. [2013]) (No. I-CR-086639-B)
• Jon R. Muth and Patrick M. Jaicomo, Amicus Curiae Brief of the Students of Father Gabriel Richard High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, People v. Carp, 852 N.W.2d 801 (Mich. 2014), 2014 WL 814722
• Ilya Shapiro, Brief of Amici Curiae Cato Institute and P.J. O’Rourke in Support of Petitioners, Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, 134 S.Ct. 2334 (2014), 2014 WL 880942

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2013 Honorees

Our board of advisers has selected the following works as exemplars of good legal writing from the year just passed. They will appear in the 2014 Almanac & Reader. (For the books, that means excerpts.) Congratulations to all.

Opinions for the Court
• Frank H. Easterbrook, Silverman v. Motorola Solutions, Inc., 2013 WL 4082893 (7th Cir. 2013)
• Susan Illston, In re National Security Letter, 930 F.Supp.2d 1064 (N.D. Cal. 2013)
• Brett Kavanaugh, Vann v. U.S. Department of the Interior, 701 F.3d 927 (D.C. Cir. 2012)
• Raymond Kethledge, Bennett v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 731 F.3d 584 (6th Cir. 2013)

Concurrences, Dissents, Etc.
• Rosemary Barkett, U.S. v. Bellaizac-Hurtado, 700 F.3d 1245 (11th Cir. 2012)
• Elena Kagan, American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, 133 S.Ct. 2304 (2013)
• Mark S. Massa, Indiana Gas Co. v. Indiana Finance Authority, 992 N.E.2d 678 (Ind. 2013)
• Milan D. Smith, Jr., Lane v. Facebook, Inc., 709 F.3d 791 (9th Cir. 2013)

• Randall Kennedy, For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law (Pantheon Books 2013)
• Margaret Klaw, Keeping It Civil: The Case of the Pre-nup and the Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer (Algonquin Books 2013)
• Kenneth W. Mack, Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer (Harvard University Press 2012)

Long Articles
• Vanessa Banni-Viñas, Correcting a Ballerina’s Story: The Truth Behind Makletzova v. Diaghileff, 53 American Journal of Legal History 353 (2013)
• John H. Langbein, The Disappearance of Civil Trial in the United States, 122 Yale Law Journal 522 (2012)
• Diane P. Wood, When to Hold, When to Fold, and When to Reshuffle: The Art of Decisionmaking on a Multi-Member Court, 100 California Law Review 1445 (2012)

News and Editorial
• Jess Bravin, In Mississippi, a Gray Area Between Black and White, Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2013 (updated March 28)
• Jack Chin, Getting Law Review Fans Out of the Closet: Liptak on Jacobs and Waxman, PrawfsBlawg,, October 21, 2013
• Brandi Grissom, Trouble in Mind: How Should Criminals Who Are Mentally Ill Be Punished?, Texas Monthly, March 2013

• Stephen B. Kaplitt, Letter to Richard D. Trenk (June 17, 2013)
• David Keating, Letter to Senator Richard J. Durbin, Center for Competitive Politics (September 16, 2013)
• John G. Roberts, Jr., 2012 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, Supreme Court of the United States, Public Information Office (December 31, 2012)
• Stephen E. Sachs, Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, and Daniel S. Epps, Brief of Professor Stephen E. Sachs as Amicus Curiae, Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court, 134 S.Ct. 568 (2013)

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2012 Honorees

Opinions for the Court
• José A. Cabranes, Rivas v. Fischer, 687 F.3d 514 (2d Cir. 2012)
• John Gleeson, U.S. v. Dossie, 851 F.Supp.2d 478 (E.D.N.Y. 2012)
• Royce C. Lamberth, In re Grand Jury Subpoena, 846 F.Supp.2d 1 (D.D.C. 2012)
• Ojetta R. Thompson, Schatz v. RSLC, 669 F.3d 50 (1st Cir. 2012)

Concurrences, Dissents, Etc.
• Marsha Berzon & Richard Tallman, Miles v. Ryan, 697 F.3d 1090 (9th Cir. 2012)
• Neil Gorsuch, U.S. v. Rosales-Garcia, 667 F.3d 1348 (10th Cir. 2012)
• Elena Kagan, Williams v. Illinois, 132 S.Ct. 2221 (2012)

• Dale Carpenter, Flagrant Conduct: How A Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans (W.W. Norton & Company 2012)
• David M. Dorsen, Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era (Harvard University Press 2012)
• J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Cosmic Constitutional Theory (Oxford University Press 2012)

Long Articles
• Charles Fried, On Judgment, 15 Lewis & Clark Law Review 1025 (2011)
• Arthur R. Miller, McIntyre in Context: A Very Personal Perspective, 63 South Carolina Law Review 465 (2012)
• Carol Sanger, “The Birth of Death”: Stillborn Birth Certificates and the Problem for Law, 100 California Law Review 269 (2012)

News and Editorial
• Tom Goldstein, We’re getting wildly differing assessments, SCOTUSblog,, July 7, 2012
• Jill Lepore, Benched: The Supreme Court and the struggle for judicial independence, The New Yorker, June 18, 2012
• Dahlia Lithwick, Extreme Makeover: The story behind the story of Lawrence v. Texas, The New Yorker, March 12, 2012
• Jonathan Macey, Tackling the Power of the 1%, Politico, November 29, 2011

• Frank H. Easterbrook, Commencement Address, Swarthmore College
• Bob Kohn & Julia Alekseyeva, Brief of Bob Kohn as Amicus Curiae, U.S. v. Apple, Inc.
• Christy Susman & David Gooder, Letter to Patrick Wensink, Jack Daniel's, July 12, 2012

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2011 Honorees

Opinions for the Court
• Terence Evans, G-P Consumer Prod. v. Kimberly-Clark, 647 F.3d 723 (7th Cir. 2011)
• Richard A. Posner, Flomo v. Firestone Natural Rubber Co., 643 F.3d 1013 (7th Cir. 2011)
• John G. Roberts, Jr., FCC v. AT&T Inc., 131 S.Ct. 1177 (2011)

Concurrences, Dissents, Etc.
• Charles E. Freeman & Anne M. Burke, Maksym v. Bd. of Election Comm'rs, 950 N.E.2d 1051 (Ill. 2011)
• Elena Kagan, Arizona Christian School Tuition Org. v. Winn, 131 S.Ct. 1436 (2011)
• Alex Kozinski, U.S. v. Alvarez, 638 F.3d 666 (9th Cir. 2011)
• Ann Claire Williams, U.S. v. Holcomb, 657 F.3d 445 (7th Cir. 2011)

• William T. Coleman, Jr. with Donald T. Bliss, Counsel for the Situation: Shaping the Law to Realize America’s Promise (Brookings Inst. Press 2010)
• Clare Cushman, Courtwatchers: Eyewitness Accounts in Supreme Court History (Rowman & Littlefield 2011)
• William J. Stuntz, The Collapse of American Criminal Justice (Harv. Univ. Press 2011)

Short Articles
• Goodwin Liu, Pamela S. Karlan, and Christopher H. Schroeder, Constitutional Fidelity, in Keeping Faith with the Constitution (Oxford Univ. Press 2010)
• Adam White, The Burkean Justice, Weekly Standard, July 18, 2011

Long Articles
• Paul Horwitz, Our Boggling Constitution; or, Taking Text Really, Really Seriously, 26 Const. Commentary 651 (2010)
• Richard Pildes, Is the Supreme Court a “Majoritarian” Institution?, 2010 Sup. Ct. Rev. 103

News and Editorial
• Michael McConnell, Where Credit Is Due, Advancing A Free Society, July 13, 2011
• Jed Rubenfeld, His Killing Was Lawful, L.A. Times, May 16, 2011

• Bennett M. Epstein and Kimba M. Wood, Application in Limine for a Brief Recess, and Order, United States v. Lacey, No. 09 Cr. 507 (KMW) (S.D.N.Y Nov. 17 & 18, 2010)
• Thomas M. Melsheimer, World Champion Dallas Mavericks and Radical Mavericks Management’s Motion for Summary Judgment, Hillwood Investment Properties III, Ltd. v. Radical Mavericks Management, LLC, No. 10-05639 (Dallas County, Texas Dist. Ct. June 22, 2011)

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2010 Honorees

Opinions for the Court
• Frank H. Easterbrook, Bodum USA, Inc. v. La Cafetiere, Inc., 621 F.3d 624 (7th Cir. 2010)
• John Gleeson, U.S. v. Ovid, 2010WL3940724 (E.D.N.Y.)
• John L. Kane, U.S. v. Brownfield, No. 08-cr-00452-JLK (D. Colo. 2009)
• Kevin G. Ross, State v. Wiggins, 788 N.W.2d 509 (Minn. App. 2010)

Concurrences, Dissents, Etc.
• Alex Kozinski, U.S. v. Pineda-Moreno, 617 F.3d 1120 (9th Cir. 2010)
• Diane P. Wood, Bodum USA, Inc. v. La Cafetiere, Inc., 621 F.3d 624 (7th Cir. 2010)

• John H. Langbein, Renee Lettow Lerner & Bruce P. Smith, History of the Common Law: The Development of Anglo-American Legal Institutions (Wolters Kluwer 2009)
• Martha Minow, In Brown’s Wake (Oxford University Press 2010)
• Jack Rakove, Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010)

Short Articles
• Barbara Babcock, Clara Shortridge Foltz, in Roger K. Newman, ed., The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (Yale University Press 2009)
• Justin Driver, Why Law Should Lead, The New Republic, April 8, 2010
• Jeffrey Rosen, Roberts versus Roberts: Just how radical is the chief justice?, The New Republic, March 2, 2010
• Mary Whisner, Enact Locally, 102 Law Library Journal 497 (2010)

Long Articles
• Albert W. Alschuler, Two Ways to Think About the Punishment of Corporations, 46 American Criminal Law Review 1359 (2009)
• Allen D. Boyer, Law’s Architect, 22 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 127 (2010)
• Mark R. Kravitz, Written and Oral Persuasion in the United States Courts: A District Judge’s Perspective on Their History, Function, and Future, 10 Journal of Appellate Practice and Process 247 (2009)

News & Editorial
• William W. Bedsworth, No Questions Asked?, The Recorder, March 26, 2010
• Jeffrey Toobin, Without a Paddle,The New Yorker, September 27, 2010
• Nina Totenberg, Martin Ginsburg’s Legacy: Love of Justice (Ginsburg) ), Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR, July 2, 2010

• Heather K. Gerken, Testimony Submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, February 2, 2010
• Tony West et al., Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Memorandum in Support of Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss, Al-Aulaqi v. Obama, 2010 WL 4941958 (D.D.C. filed September 25, 2010)

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2009 Honorees

Opinions for the Court
• Frank H. Easterbrook, Buchmeier v. United States, 581 F.3d 561 (7th Cir. 2009) (en banc)
• Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States v. Hayes, 129 S. Ct. 1079 (2009)
• Jed S. Rakoff, SEC v. Bank of America Corp., 2009WL2916822 (S.D.N.Y. 2009)

Concurrences, Dissents, Etc.
• Alex Kozinksi, U.S. v. Cruz, 554 F.3d 840 (9th Cir. 2009)
• John T. Noonan, Jr., Tucson Herpetological Society v. Salazar, 566 F.3d 870 (9th Cir. 2009)
• John G. Roberts, Jr., Virginia v. Harris, 130 S. Ct. 10 (2009)
• David H. Souter, U.S. v. Navajo Nation, 129 S. Ct. 1547 (2009)

• Amy Bach, Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court (Metropolitan Books 2009)
• Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello (W.W. Norton & Co. 2008)
• David G. Post, In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace (Oxford University Press 2009)

Short Articles
• Pamela S. Karlan, Voting Rights and the Third Reconstruction, in The Constitution in 2020 (Oxford University Press 2009) (Jack M. Balkin & Reva B. Siegel, eds.)
• David F. Levi, Autocrat of the Armchair, 58 Duke Law Journal 1791 (2009)
• Michael J. Morrissey, Dead Men Sometimes Do Tell Tales: Lessons on Cross-Examination and Life from Great Chicago Trial Lawyers (Law Bulletin 2008) (Steven F. Molo & James R. Figliulo, eds.)

Long Articles
• Lani Guinier, Courting the People: Demosprudence and the Law/Politics Divide,89 Boston University Law Review 539 (2009)
• Frederick Schauer, A Critical Guide to Vehicles in the Park, 83 NYU Law Review 1109 (2008)
• G. Edward White, Introduction to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., The Common Law (1881; Harvard University Press 2009 prtg.)

News & Editorial
• Eugene R. Fidell, Appellate Review of Military Commissions, Balkinization, October 8, 2009
• Dahlia Lithwick, Shit Doesn’t Happen: The Supreme Court’s 100 percent dirt-free exploration of potty words, Slate, November 4, 2008
• Kermit Roosevelt, Justice Cincinnatus: David Souter—a dying breed, the Yankee Republican, Slate, May 1, 2009
• Jeffrey Toobin, Are Obama’s judges really liberals?, The New Yorker, September 21, 2009

• Elena Kagan et al., Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae Supporting Petitioners, Migliaccio v. Castaneda, Nos. 08-1529 and 08-1547 (U.S. 2009)
• Martin S. Lederman, Constitutionality of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act of 2009, 33 Op. Office of Legal Counsel (2009)
• Elizabeth B. Wydra et al., Brief of Constitutional Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Reversal, McDonald v. City of Chicago (7th Cir. 2009)

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2008 Honorees

Opinions for Courts
• Frank H. Easterbrook, FTC v. QT, Inc., 512 F.3d 858 (7th Cir. 2008)
• Robert A. Katzmann, Aris v. Mukasey, 517 F.3d 595 (2d Cir. 2008)
• M. Margaret McKeown, Anderson v. Terhune, 516 F.3d 781 (9th Cir. 2008) (en banc)

• Charles Lane, The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction (Henry Holt & Co. 2008)
• Victoria F. Nourse, In Reckless Hands: Skinner v. Oklahoma and the Near-Triumph of American Eugenics (W.W. Norton & Co. 2008)
• Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (Thomson/West 2008)
• Benjamin Wittes, Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror (Penguin Press 2008)

Short Articles
• Norman Otto Stockmeyer, To Err Is Human, To Moo Bovine: The Rose of Aberlone Story, 24 Thomas M. Cooley Law Review 491 (2007)
• Jeffrey Toobin, Death in Georgia, The New Yorker, Feb. 4, 2008
• J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Toward One America: A Vision in Law, 83 New York University Law Review 323 (2008)

Long Articles
• Michael Boudin, Judge Henry Friendly and the Mirror of Constitutional Law, 82 New York University Law Review 975 (2007)
• Lee Epstein, Kevin Quinn, Andrew D. Martin & Jeffrey A. Segal, On the Perils of Drawing Inferences About Supreme Court Justices from Their First Few Years of Service, 91 Judicature 168 (2008)
• James Robertson, Quo Vadis, Habeas Corpus?, 55 Buffalo Law Review 1063 (2008)
• Philippe Sands, The Green Light, Vanity Fair (May 2008)

• Richard G. Kopf, The Top Ten Things I Learned From Apprendi, Blakely, Booker, Rita, Kimbrough and Gall, (2008)
• John G. Roberts, Jr., Pennsylvania v. Dunlap, 129 S. Ct. 448 (2008)

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2007 Honorees

• Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 127 S. Ct. 2162 (2007) (dissent)
• Daniel L. Harris, Doherty v. Wizner, 210 Or. App. 315 (2006)
• Richard A. Posner, Gilles v. Blanchard, 477 F.3d 466 (7th Cir. 2007)
• Antonin Scalia, Zuni Public School District No. 89 v. Department of Education, 127 S. Ct. 1534 (2007) (dissent)
• Laurence H. Silberman, Parker v. District of Columbia, 478 F.3d 370 (D.C. Cir. 2007)
• David H. Souter, Bowles v. Russell, 127 S. Ct. 2360 (2007) (dissent)

• Jack L. Goldsmith, The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration (Norton 2007)
• Jan Crawford Greenburg, Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court (Penguin 2007)
• Stuart Taylor, Jr. & KC Johnson, Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case (Thomas Dunne 2007)
• G. Edward White, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (Oxford 2006)

Short Articles
• Walter Dellinger, Everything Conservatives Should Abhor, Slate, June 29, 2007
• Dennis Jacobs, The Secret Life of Judges, 75 Fordham Law Review 2855 (2007)
• Kermit Roosevelt, Originalism and the Living Constitution: Reconciliation, ACS Issue Brief (July 2007)
• Cass R. Sunstein, The Myth of the Balanced Court, American Prospect (Sept. 2007)

Long Articles
• Luther T. Munford, The Peacemaker Test: Designing Legal Rights to Reduce Legal Warfare, 12 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 377 (2007)
• Jeffrey Rosen, The Dissenter, N.Y. Times Magazine (Sept. 23, 2007)
• John Fabian Witt, Anglo-American Empire and the Crisis of the Legal Frame (Will the Real British Empire Please Stand Up?), 120 Harvard Law Review 754 (2007)

• Lisa Heinzerling et al., Reply Brief for Petitioners in Massachusetts v. EPA, 127 S. Ct. 1438 (2007)
• Roger W. Hughes, Legalese in the Age of IM (Instant Messaging), 8 Appellate Advocate 14 (Summer 2006)
• James R. Muirhead, Wolff v. Department of Corrections, Civ. No. 06-cv-321-PB (D.N.H. Sept. 18, 2007)

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2006 Honorees

• Jay S. Bybee, Amalgamated Transit Union v. Laidlaw Transit Servs., 448 F.3d 1092 (9th Cir. 2006)
• Alex Kozinski, Jespersen v. Harrah’s, 444 F.3d 1104 (9th Cir. 2006)
• Richard Posner, Cecaj v. Gonzales, 440 F.3d 897 (7th Cir. 2006)
• John G. Roberts, Jr., Rumsfeld v. FAIR, 126 S. Ct. 1297 (2006)
• Ronald A. White, Green v. Bd. of Comm’rs, 450 F.Supp.2d 1273 (E.D. Okla. 2006)
• William G. Young, U.S. v. Kandirakis, 441 F.Supp.2d 282 (D. Mass. 2006)

• Bruce Ackerman, The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy (Belknap 2005)
• Jack Goldsmith & Tim Wu, Who Controls the Internet: Illusions of a Borderless World (Oxford 2006)
• Geoffrey Robertson, The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles I to the Scaffold (Pantheon 2006; Chatto & Windus 2005)
• Benjamin Wittes, Confirmation Wars: Preserving Independent Courts in Angry Times (Rowman & Littlefield 2006)

Short Articles
• Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Smackdown!, N.Y. Times, March 12, 2006
• Duncan MacDonald, The Story of a Famous Promissory Note, 10 Scribes J. L. Writing 79 (2006)
• Jeffrey Rosen, Judicial Exposure, N.Y. Times, Jan. 29, 2006
• Jonathan M. Starble, Gimme an ‘S’: The High Court’s Grammatical Divide, Legal Times, Oct. 9, 2006
• Stuart Taylor, Jr., Something’s Rotten at Duke, Nat’l J., May 29, 2006
• Diane P. Wood, Original Intent versus Evolution: The Legal-Writing Edition, The Scrivener, Summer 2005

Long Articles
• Harold Hongju Koh, Can the President Be Torturer in Chief?, 81 Indiana L.J. 1145 (2006)
• Pierre N. Leval, Judging Under the Constitution: Dicta About Dicta, 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1249 (2006)
• J. Harvie Wilkinson III, The Rehnquist Court at Twilight: The Lures and Perils of Split-the-Difference Jurisprudence, 58 Stan. L. Rev. 1969 (2006)

Briefs & Motions
• Aaron M. Panner et al., Amicus Brief in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
• Seth P. Waxman et al., Amicus Brief in Smith v. Texas

• Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Restyled Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
• Judith S. Kaye, The Best Oral Argument I (N)ever Made, 7 J. App. Prac. & Process 191 (2005)
• Mark L. Movsesian, Samuel Williston: Brief Life of a Resilient Legal Scholar, Harv. Mag. (Jan.-Feb. 2006)

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2005 Honorees

• Paul G. Cassell, U.S. v. Angelos, 345 F. Supp. 2d 1227 (D. Utah 2004)
• Alex Kozinski (dissenting), In re Complaint of Judicial Misconduct, 425 F.3d 1179 (9th Cir. 2005)
• Mark P. Painter, Kohlbrand v. Ranieri, 823 N.E.2d 76 (Ohio Ct. App. 2005)
• James M. Rosenbaum, Rohwer v. Federal Cartridge Co., 2004 U.S. Dist. Lexis 23744 (D. Minn.)
• Antonin Scalia (dissenting), Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551 (2005)
• Diane P. Wood, Gore v. Indiana University, 416 F.3d 590 (7th Cir. 2005)

• David P. Currie, The Constitution in Congress: Democrats & Whigs, 1829-1861 (Chicago 2005)
• Linda Greenhouse, Becoming Justice Blackmun (Henry Holt 2005)
• Sadakat Kadri, The Trial: A History, from Socrates to O.J. Simpson (Random House 2005)

Short Articles
• Elaine E. Bucklo, Putting Your Worst Foot Forward, Litigation, Winter 2005
• Alex Kozinski, The Appearance of Propriety, Legal Affairs, Jan./Feb. 2005
• Burt Neuborne, Courting Trouble, The American Prospect, Jan. 4, 2005
• Margaret Talbot, Supreme Confidence, The New Yorker, Mar. 28, 2005

Long Articles
• Anonymous, Jazz Has Got Copyright Law & that Ain’t Good, 118 Harv. L. Rev. 1940 (2005)
• Bryan A. Garner, Don’t Know Much About Punctuation, 83 Tex. L. Rev. 1443 (2005)
• Brian C. Kalt, The Perfect Crime, 93 Georgetown L.J. 675 (2005)
• John H. Langbein, Questioning the Trust Law Duty of Loyalty, 114 Yale L.J. 929 (2005)

Briefs and Motions
• Walter Dellinger et al., Amicus Brief in Rumsfeld v. F.A.I.R.
• Mark A. Perry et al., Amicus Brief in Van Orden v. Perry

• Jon O. Newman, It Can Only Get Better, 6 J. App. Prac. & Process 177 (2004)
• Charles A. Sullivan, The Under-Theorized Asterisk Footnote, 93 Georgetown L.J. 1093 (2005)

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