'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
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
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