The Lost Promise of Lambert v. California

22 Pages Posted: 11 May 2020 Last revised: 20 Jul 2020

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Cynthia Alkon

Texas A&M University School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2020

Abstract

This Article will start with a brief overview of the Lambert case. It will then discuss the differing views on how to interpret this relatively short case. Next, it will review the cases citing to Lambert that illustrate the narrow approach that courts have taken when applying this case. Finally, it will offer some thoughts on how Lambert could have played a role in preventing some of the excesses of mass incarceration, but failed.

Suggested Citation

Alkon, Cynthia, The Lost Promise of Lambert v. California (January 1, 2020). Stetson Law Review, Vol. 49, 2020, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3595621

Cynthia Alkon (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

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