Monday, May 18, 2020
Cynthia Alkon (Texas A&M University School of Law) has posted The Lost Promise of Lambert v. California (Stetson Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2020) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This Article will start with a brief overview of the Lambert case. It will then discuss the differing views on how to interpret this relatively short case. Next, it will review the cases citing to Lambert that illustrate the narrow approach that courts have taken when applying this case. Finally, it will offer some thoughts on how Lambert could have played a role in preventing some of the excesses of mass incarceration, but failed.