'Life in All Its Fullness' : Cardozo, Fellows, and the Critical Context of Welch v. Helvering

11 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2019 Last revised: 23 Sep 2019

Date Written: September 20, 2019

Abstract

This brief essay comments on Mary Lou Fellows recent contribution to the edited volume, Feminist Judgements. It explores Fellows's main contribution to a feminist re-evaluation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo's opinion in the canonical tax law case, Welch v. Helvering. The essay stress Fellows's innovative mix of sociolegal historical analysis and a humanistic law and literature approach. It also contends that Fellows may not go far enough in her feminist re-evaluation of Welch.

Keywords: Tax Law, Tax Policy, Law and Feminism, Legal History, Law & LIterature

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K34

Suggested Citation

Mehrotra, Ajay K., 'Life in All Its Fullness' : Cardozo, Fellows, and the Critical Context of Welch v. Helvering (September 20, 2019). 151 Pittsburgh Tax Review 15 (2019); Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 19-17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3457250

Ajay K. Mehrotra (Contact Author)

American Bar Foundation ( email )

750 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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