Moore v. Dempsey Writ Large

60 Pages Posted: 26 May 2020

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Patrick Gudridge

University of Miami - School of Law

Date Written: April 27, 2020


I enclose the introduction and first four chapters of a larger project addressing the implications of Moore v. Dempsey, a 1923 Supreme Court decision once prominent that largely disappeared from view in the early 1960s. This progression, I think, rewards a close look and brings much — surprisingly much — into view. The introduction supplies more detail. This is preliminary work. Footnotes are sketchy (apologies to all) — suggestions and criticisms will be welcomed. I hope to post four additional chapters soon.

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Gudridge, Patrick, Moore v. Dempsey Writ Large (April 27, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Patrick Gudridge (Contact Author)

University of Miami - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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