Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Green Bag announces list of best legal writing of 2008

Aside from being responsible for releasing the hottest legal collectibles on the planet, the much coveted SCOTUS bobbleheads, The Green Bag is a quarterly journal devoted to "good writing about the law."  Each year, a board of advisors, comprised of distinguished jurists, attorneys, academics and representatives of the media, select examples of "outstanding legal writing" from the past year in a number of categories.  The recently released list of winners for 2008 is below.  It's especially gratifying to see Thomas Cooley School of Law Legal Writing Prof. Otto Stockmeyer (already a fav of this blog) make the list.  Nice job Professor Stockmeyer!


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, Andersonv. Terhune, 516 F.3d 781 (9th Cir. 2008).


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 NearTriumph 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).


Norman Otto Stockmeyer, To Err Is Human, To Moo Bovine, 24 Thomas M. Cooley Law Review 491 (2007) The Green Bag, an Entertaining Journal of Law

Jeffrey Toobin, Death in Georgia: The High Price of Trying to Save an Infamous Killer’s Life, 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).


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 (Jan.Feb. 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, OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field (Jan. 2008).

John G. Roberts Jr., Pennsylvania v. Dunlap, 129 S. Ct. 448 (2008).


I am the scholarship dude.



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