My article on Pierson v. Post was nominated by the Green Bag for Exemplary Legal Writing for 2011

November 7th, 2011

I am beyond honored that my work was nominated. What august company!

Opinions for the Court
• Edward Carnes, Walter International Productions, Inc. v. Salinas, 650 F.3d 1402 (11th Cir. 2011)
• Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. v. Holcomb, 657 F.3d 445 (7th Cir. 2011)
• Terence Evans, Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 647 F.3d 723 (7th Cir. 2011)
• Neil M. Gorsuch, Scherer v. U.S. Forest Service, 653 F.3d 1241 (10th Cir. 2011)
• Raymond M. Kethledge, Big Dipper Entertainment, LLC v. City of Warren, 641 F.3d 715 (6th Cir. 2011)
• Richard A. Posner, Flomo v. Firestone Natural Rubber Co., 643 F.3d 1013 (7th Cir. 2011)
• John G. Roberts, Jr., Federal Communications Commission v. AT&T Inc., 131 S.Ct. 1177 (2011)
• Ilana Rovner, Nature Conservancy v. Wilder Corp., 656 F.3d 646 (7th Cir. 2011)
• Amul R. Thapar, Freeland v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 632 F.3d 250 (6th Cir. 2011)
• James Ware, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, 2011 WL 2321440 (N.D. Cal. 2011)

Concurrences, Dissents, Etc.
• Joel M. Flaum, Doe 3 ex rel. Doe 2 v. Elmbrook School District, 2011 WL 4014359 (7th Cir. 2011)
• Charles E. Freeman and Anne M. Burke, Maksym v. Board of Election Commissioners, 950 N.E.2d 1051 (Ill. 2011)
• Emilio M. Garza, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 631 F.3d 213 (5th Cir. 2011)
• Sandra S. Ikuta, Miller v. City of Los Angeles, 2011 WL 5084954 (9th Cir. 2011)
• Elena Kagan, Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, 131 S.Ct. 1436 (2011)
• Brett M. Kavanaugh, In re: Aiken County, 645 F.3d 428 (D.C. Cir. 2011)
• Alex Kozinski, U.S. v. Alvarez, 638 F.3d 666 (9th Cir. 2011)
• Stephen Reinhardt, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, 630 F.3d 898 (9th Cir. 2011)
• Antonin Scalia, NASA v. Nelson, 131 S.Ct. 746 (2011)
• Kathryn M. Werdegar, People v. Diaz, 244 P.3d 501 (Cal. 2011)
• Ann Claire Williams, U.S. v. Holcomb, 657 F.3d 445 (7th Cir. 2011)

• Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press 2011)
• Matthew Butterick, Typography for Lawyers: Essential Tools for Polished & Persuasive Documents (Jones McClure Publishing 2010)
• William T. Coleman, Counsel for the Situation: Shaping the Law to Realize America’s Promise (Brookings Institution Press 2010)
• Clare Cushman, Courtwatchers: Eyewitness Accounts in Supreme Court History (Rowman & Littlefield 2011)
• John A. Farrell, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned (Doubleday 2011)
• Noah Feldman, Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices (Twelve 2010)
• Ron Liebman, Jersey Law (Simon & Schuster 2011)
• James E. Ryan, Five Miles Away A World Apart: One City, Two Schools, and the Story of Educational Opportunity in Modern America (Oxford University Press 2010)
• William J. Stuntz, The Collapse of American Criminal Justice (Harvard University Press 2011)

Short Articles
• Justin Driver, Obama’s Law: A new argument about his legal philosophy – and its troubling consequences, New Republic, June 30, 2011
• Andrew Koppelman, Why Jack Balkin Is Disgusting, 27 Constitutional Commentary 177 (2011)
• Goodwin Liu, Pamela S. Karlan, and Christopher H. Schroeder, Constitutional Fidelity, in Keeping Faith with the Constitution (Oxford University Press 2010)
• Michael W. McConnell, A Free Speech Year at the Court: A Survey of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Decisions, First Things, October 2011
• John Mikhail, Emotion, Neuroscience and Law: A Comment on Darwin and Greene, 3 Emotion Review 293 (2011)
• Richard A. Posner, The Court of Celebrity, New Republic, May 26, 2011
• Adam White, The Burkean Justice, Weekly Standard, July 18, 2011

Long Articles
• Anonymous, Our Boggling Constitution; or, Taking Text Really, Really Seriously, 26 Constitutional Commentary 651 (2010)
• Josh Blackman, Outfoxed: Pierson v. Post and the Natural Law, 51 American Journal of Legal History 417 (2011)
• Christine Desan, Beyond Commodification: Contract and the Credit-Based World of Modern Capitalism, in 2 Transformations in American Legal History (Harvard University Press 2011) (Daniel W. Hamilton and Alfred L. Brophy, eds.)
• Carl W. Herstein, Property, 56 Wayne Law Review 1397 (2010)
• Alfred S. Konefsky, Simon Greenleaf, Boston Elites, and the Social Meaning and Construction of the Charles River Bridge Case, in 2 Transformations in American Legal History (Harvard University Press 2011) (Daniel W. Hamilton and Alfred L. Brophy, eds.)
• Daryl J. Levinson, Parchment and Politics: The Positive Puzzle of Constitutional Commitment, 124 Harvard Law Review 658 (2011)
• Tracey Maclin and Julia Mirabella, Framing the Fourth, 109 Michigan Law Review 1049 (2011)
• James E. Pfander and Daniel D. Birk, Article III and the Scottish Judiciary, 124 Harvard Law Review 1613 (2011)
• Richard Pildes, Is the Supreme Court a “Majoritarian” Institution?, 2010 Supreme Court Review
• G. Edward White, The Origins of Modern American Legal History, in 2 Transformations in American Legal History (Harvard University Press 2011) (Daniel W. Hamilton and Alfred L. Brophy, eds.)

News and Editorial
• Anonymous, The Feeblest Branch, The Economist, October 1, 2011
• Anonymous, The Justices’ Junkets, Washington Post, February 21, 2011
• Charles Lane, The Justices and Jaycee Dugard, Washington Post, July 15, 2011
• Michael McConnell, Where Credit Is Due, Advancing A Free Society, July 13, 2011
• Richard A. Oppel, Jr., Sentencing Shift Gives New Leverage to Prosecutors, New York Times, September 25, 2011
• Jeffrey Rosen, Is There a Perjury Epidemic?, New York Times, July 15, 2011
• Jed Rubenfeld, His Killing Was Lawful, Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2011
• Laurence H. Tribe, A Ceiling We Can’t Wish Away, New York Times, July 7, 2011
• Lloyd Zimmerman, Making a Judgment on Love, New York Times, October 23, 2011

• Stephen R. Alton, The Game Is Afoot!: The Significance of Donative Transfers in the Sherlock Holmes Canon, 46 Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal 125 (2011)
• Howard J. Bashman et al., Appellant’s Susan M. Quinn’s Response to Class Counsel’s Motion for Leave to File Record Excerpts Referred to at Oral Argument, Sullivan v. DB Investments, Inc., No. 08-2785 (3d Cir. February 25, 2011)
• Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, Opinion 2010-7, Supreme Court of Ohio (December 3, 2010)
• 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 November 17 & 18, 2010)
• Michael E. Kunz, Clerk’s Taxation of Costs, Hank’s Beverage Co. v. Ajinomoto Co., No. 06-cv-1732 (E.D. Pa. 2011)
• 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)
• Charles Munger, Wantmore, Tweakmore, Totalscum, and the Tragedy of Boneheadia: A Parody about the Great Recession, Slate, July 6, 2011
• Martin J. Sheehan, Kissel v. Schwartz & Maines & Ruby Co., No. 09-CI-00165 (Kenton, Ky. Cir. Ct, 1st Div. July 19, 2011)
• Sam Sparks, Morris v. Coker, 2011 WL 3847590 (W.D. Tex. 2011)