The Lost Promise of Lambert v. California
Stetson Law Review, Vol. 49, 2020
Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-01
22 Pages Posted: 11 May 2020 Last revised: 20 Jul 2020
Date Written: January 1, 2020
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: 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
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