Fall News Update
Volume 125, Issue 2 is now available via the home page of this website. Issue 1 remains available in our archives. Issue 3 will be released in January.
Full Participation Project
Two weeks ago, the Journal released a pair of reports that address the Journal's historical challenges with diversity and identify ways in which the Journal can foster a more cohesive and inclusive intellectual community. For more information, please refer to our announcement of the release.
Defending its home turf at Scantlebury Park with tenacity and aplomb, the Journal's flag football team defeated its worthy opponents from the Harvard Law Review by the score of 56-28. The squad therefore finishes the fall season undefeated (1-0).
citations of ylj scholarship
Last week, the government filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in United States v. Texas, which asks the Supreme Court to review the Fifth Circuit's decision to uphold a preliminary injunction against the Obama Administration's "deferred action" immigration policy. The petition cites a YLJ article (Adam B. Cox & Cristina Rodríguez, The President and Immigration Law, 119 Yale L.J. 458 (2009)) for the proposition that Congress has delegated "tremendous authority" to the executive branch "to decide that large classes of aliens do not warrant immediate removal efforts." This fall, in Volume 125, Professors Cox and Rodríguez published a second article on the same subject: The President and Immigration Law Redux.
YLJ scholarship was also cited by many of the amicus briefs filed in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a pending challenge to constitutionality of the University of Texas's use of race as a factor in admissions. To give a brief sampling, YLJ citations appeared in briefs submitted by Brown University et al., by the American Bar Association, by current members of the Texas House and Senate, and by U.S. Senators Harry Reid et al.