The Yale Law Journal

Andrew Verstein


Who Cares About the Cult of Ptolemy?: A Surreply to Katz

Andrew Verstein

In this surreply, Verstein responds to Katz’s critiques. Verstein first argues that motive is amenable to quantification, and this conclusion does not depend on specific views about causation. Second, Verstein contends that Katz’s concerns are best seen as additional translations of his motive frame…


The Jurisprudence of Mixed Motives

Andrew Verstein

How do various domains of law deal with mixed motives? Are we condemned by our darkest motive, forgiven according to our noblest, or something in between? This Article develops a precise descriptive vocabulary for how courts analyze motives, concluding that there are only four motive standards in co…