The Yale Law Journal

Diana S. Reddy


After the Law of Apolitical Economy: Reclaiming the Normative Stakes of Labor Unions

Diana S. Reddy

Within the post-New Deal constitutional framework, unions were categorized as engaging in commercial activity, rather than advancing inherently normative claims about justice at work. This Feature argues that this choice, what I call the law of apolitical economy, continues to shape how we understan…


“There Is No Such Thing as an Illegal Strike”: Reconceptualizing the Strike in Law and Political Economy

Diana S. Reddy

Workers today are rediscovering the power of the strike and upending jurisprudential categories. Strikes are not just “economic weapons”; they are political protest. And like Progressive Era strikes, the success of strikes today may be in legitimating a new vision of law and political economy.