The Resurgent Role of Legal History

in Modern Judicial Decisionmaking

Unit 6

Required Reading

Optional Reading

Class Objectives

 

U.S. Const., Article I - Habeas Corpus Clause, section 9

Boumediene v. Bush, 128 S. Ct. 2229 (2008) & hyperlinked historical sources

 

 

Stephen I. Vladeck, The New Habeas Revisionism, 124 Harv. L. Rev. 941 (2011) (reviewing Paul D. Halliday, Habeas Corpus, From England to Empire (Harv. Univ. Press 2010))

 

Overview writ of habeas corpus

Critically examine historical sources in majority and dissenting opinions

Listen to oral arguments in Boumediene v. Bush

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