The Yale Law Journal

Clayton P. Gillette


The Subdivided City

Clayton P. Gillette

City subunits may facilitate municipal objectives of service provision and democratic governance. Different types of subunits risk various conflicts with their constituents and the city that hosts them. This Feature analyzes sources of those conflicts and reforms to address them, and argues for city…


Governance Reform and the Judicial Role in Municipal Bankruptcy

Clayton P. Gillette & David A. Skeel, Jr.

Recent proceedings involving large municipalities such as Detroit, Stockton, and Vallejo illustrate both the utility and limitations of using the Bankruptcy Code to adjust municipal debt. In this Article, we contend that, to resolve fully the distress of a substantial city, mun…