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Recent Media Coverage of YLJ Content

The Yale Law Journal’s content has received attention from a variety of sources this month. Legal Theory Blog selected a forthcoming article by Richard M. Re and Christopher M. Re as its download of the week. The article, entitled Voting and Vice: Criminal Disenfranchisement and the Reconstruction Amendments, complicates the traditional narrative of the expansion of voting rights in Reconstruction-era America. Both Legal History Blog and Election Law Blog also recommended it to readers. A draft of the article is available on SSRN

Daniel E. Ho published an op-ed in the New York Times on the New York City restaurant sanitation report card system. His detailed empirical study of the same subject, Regulatory Fudge: The Promise of Targeted Transparency and the Practice of Restaurant Grading, will be published as an article in the Journal. The New York Times also cited a RAND working paper by James M. Anderson and Paul Heaton, which the Journal will publish as an essay. Anderson and Heaton’s essay, How Much Difference Does the Lawyer Make?: The Effect of Defense Counsel on Murder Case Outcomes, studies the effect of defense counsel on conviction and sentencing outcomes in murder cases.

The conversation between Andrew Koppelman, Gary Lawson, and David B. Kopel continued with an April Fool’s Day prank by Larry Solum of Legal Theory Blog, which resulted in this post by Kopel on Volokh Conspiracy. Koppelman has debated the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law with Lawson and Kopel in several YLJ Online essays.

In a critique of the United Kingdom’s role in the Falkland Islands, the New Statesman dug into the archives of The Yale Law Journal and cited W. Michael Reisman’s article, The Struggle for the Falklands, 93 Yale L.J. 287 (1983). The article analyzes the then-recent Falklands War and proposes various solutions for bringing stability to the region.

Finally, the student authors of The Myth of Prosecutorial Accountability After Connick v. Thompson: Why Existing Professional Responsibility Measures Cannot Protect Against Prosecutorial Misconduct participated in a panel discussion on prosecutorial accountability at a recent ABA conference.

Alumni News

Journal alumnus Yul Kwon ’00, a Volume 109 Editor and winner of Survivor: Cook Islands, is the new host of America Revealed, a PBS series. Paul Smith ’79, Editor-in-Chief of Volume 88, recently received the D.C. Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award for commitment to the fields of civil rights and individual liberties. We congratulate them on their success.

To share recent alumni accomplishments with us, please contact ylj@yalelawjournal.org.


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