The Yale Law Journal

Sarah A. Seo

Essay

Democratic Policing Before the Due Process Revolution

Sarah A. Seo

Prevailing narratives of the Warren Court’s Due Process Revolution emphasize how it constrained police behavior. This Essay questions this account. It returns to the legal culture before the Revolution, focusing on three lectures by the prominent scholar Jerome Hall. Due process, it concludes, as mu…

Essay

The New Public

Sarah A. Seo

By exploring the intertwined histories of the automobile, policing, criminal procedure, and the administrative state in the twentieth-century United States, this Essay argues that the growth of the police‚Äôs discretionary authority had its roots in the governance of an automotiv…