The Yale Law Journal

This journal publishes articles, essays and book reviews on law and government.

Articles from Vol. 112, No. 5, March

A Tribute to Byron White
Byron "Whizzer" White set a standard--both on and off the field--that few others have approached, let alone equaled. As the NFL concludes its eighty-fourth season, it is appropriate to remember Whizzer White, a man who uniquely combined and epitomized...
A Tribute to Justice Byron R. White
"For reasons stated in an opinion filed with the clerk, the judgment of the court of appeals is affirmed. Our opinion is unanimous." That is how Byron White typically made an oral announcement of his opinion for the Court. Occasionally, however,...
Byron White, Lawyer
Some time ago, Yale Law School Dean Anthony Kronman put together a program designed to characterize some well-known, as well as other less visible, lawyers as "heroes." What he had in mind, I think, was to show students that law could be, and sometimes...
Credos
When Byron White moved in the spring of 2001 from Washington, D.C., where he had been a public servant for forty years, back to Denver, where he had begun his legal career after World War II, he brought with him a vast cache of personal memorabilia...
Justice White and the Law
Let me begin where Justice White began. First, Justice White believed in the law. He believed both in its power and in its legitimacy. His constitutional judgments were rooted in a fundamental premise--that the application of law in a democracy...
The Limits on University Control of Graduate Student Speech
Brown v. Li, 308 F.3d 939 (9th Cir. 2002). In the spring of 1999, Christopher Brown, a master's degree candidate in material sciences at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), submitted his thesis for approval. The copy reviewed by...
The Unforgettable Byron White
I first met Byron White in the late fall of 1959. I was twenty-seven, and I was making my first trip to a group of Western states to help lay the groundwork for my brother Jack's presidential campaign in 1960. Jack had first met Byron briefly in England...
Western Justice
Here is a land where life is written in water. (1) Byron White was the second Supreme Court Justice born west of the hundredth meridian, (2) which defines the arid West. (3) He was raised, was educated, and worked in Colorado most of his life before...