Larry Yackle

Professor of Law

Basil Yanakakis Faculty Research Scholar

A.B., University of Kansas
J.D., University of Kansas
LL.M., Harvard University

Areas of Interest
Constitutional Law, Federal Courts
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Biography

Larry Yackle has written six books: Federal Courts (Carolina Academic Press, 3d ed. 2009); Regulatory Rights: Supreme Court Activism, the Public Interest, and the Making of Constitutional Law (University of Chicago Press, 2007); Federal Courts: Habeas Corpus (Foundation Press, 2003); Reclaiming the Federal Courts (Harvard University Press, 1994); Reform and Regret (Oxford University Press, 1989); and Postconviction Remedies (Lawyers Coop, 1981). His special interest is federal habeas corpus for state prisoners. He has written a number of articles on that subject, the most recent of which are: State Convicts and Federal Courts: Reopening the Habeas Corpus Debate, 91 Cornell L. Rev. 541 (2006); and The Figure in the Carpet, 79 Tex. L. Rev. 1731 (2000).  Yackle has written amicus briefs (on behalf of the ACLU) in many of the habeas corpus cases the Supreme Court has considered in the last twenty years.

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Publications
  1. Larry Yackle, "A Friendly Amendment," 95 Boston University Law Review 641 (2015).
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  2. Larry Yackle, "Competitive Federalism: Five Clarifying Questions," in Symposium Utopia as Dystopia?: A Symposium on Sotirios A. Barber's The Fallacies of States' Rights and Michael S. Greve's The Upside-Down Constitution, 94 Boston University Law Review 1403 (2014).
  3. Larry Yackle, "The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Cases," 63 American University Law Review 1791 (2014).
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  4. Larry Yackle, "Federal Banks and Federal Jurisdiction in the Progressive Era," 62 University of Kansas Law Review 255 (2013).
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  5. Larry Yackle, "Young Again," 35 University of Hawaii Law Review 51 (2013).
  6. Larry Yackle, "AEDPA Mea Culpa," 24 Federal Sentencing Reporter 329 (2012).
  7. Larry Yackle, "In Medias Res," in Symposium Originalism and Living Constitutionalism: A Symposium on Jack Balkin's Living Originalism and David Strauss's The Living Constitution, 92 Boston University Law Review 1259 (2012).
  8. Larry Yackle, Michael L. Wells, William P. Marshall & Gene Nichol, Cases and Materials on Federal Courts, 2d ed., Thomson/West (2011).
  9. Larry Yackle, "Untangling the Twists of Habeas Corpus," review of Nancy J. King & Joseph L. Hoffmann, Habeas for the Twenty-First Century, University of Chicago Press (2011), 95 Judicature 90 (2011). HeinOnline (BU) | HeinOnline
  10. Larry Yackle, Federal Courts: Habeas Corpus, 2d ed., Foundation Press (2010).
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  11. Larry Yackle, "The Story of Fay v. Noia: Another Case About Another Federalism," in Federal Courts Stories 191, V. C. Jackson & J. Resnik, eds., Foundation Press (2010).
  12. Larry Yackle, Federal Courts, 3d ed., Carolina Academic Press (2009).
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  13. Larry Yackle, "Reflections on Allan Macurdy," 27 Boston University International Law Journal vii (2009).
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  14. Larry Yackle, Lecture: Habeas Corpus: The Great Writ, Chicago Humanities Festival (2008).
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  15. Larry Yackle, Michael L. Wells & William P. Marshall, Cases and Materials on Federal Courts, Thomson/West (2007).
  16. Larry Yackle, Regulatory Rights: Supreme Court Activism, the Public Interest, and the Making of Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Press (2007).
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  17. Larry Yackle, "State Convicts and Federal Courts: Reopening the Habeas Corpus Debate," 91 Cornell Law Review 541 (2006).
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  18. Larry Yackle, Frederick M. Lawrence & Steven M. Ziolkowski, "Archibald Cox and the Genius of Our Institutions," 85 Boston University Law Review 355 (2005).
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  19. Larry Yackle, "Lochner: Another Time, Another Place," 85 Boston University Law Review 765 (2005).
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  20. Larry Yackle, "Capital Punishment, Federal Courts, and the Writ of Habeas Corpus," in Beyond Repair? America's Death Penalty 58, Stephen P. Garvey, ed., Duke University Press (2003).
  21. Larry Yackle, Federal Courts, 2d ed., Carolina Academic Press (2003).
  22. Larry Yackle, Federal Courts: Habeas Corpus, Foundation Press (2003).
  23. Larry Yackle, "Congressional Power to Require DNA Testing," 29 Hofstra Law Review 1173 (2001).
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  24. Larry Yackle, "Federal Habeas Corpus in a Nutshell," 28 Human Rights 7 (2001).
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  25. Larry Yackle, "The Figure in the Carpet," in Symposium Restructuring Federal Courts, 78 Texas Law Review 1731 (2000).
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  26. Larry Yackle, Federal Courts, Carolina Academic Press (1999).
  27. Larry Yackle, "The ABA's Proposed Moratorium on the Death Penalty: The American Bar Association and Federal Habeas Corpus," 61 Law & Contemporary Problems 171 (1998).
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  28. Larry Yackle & Mark Tushnet, "Symbolic Statutes and Real Laws: The Pathologies of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act and the Prison Litigation Reform Act," 47 Duke Law Journal 1 (1997).
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  29. Larry Yackle, "A Worthy Champion for Fourteenth Amendment Rights: The United States in Parens Patriae," 92 Northwestern University Law Review 111 (1997).
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  30. Larry Yackle, "Federal Evidentiary Hearings Under the New Habeas Corpus Statute," 6 Public Interest Law Journal 135 (1996).
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  31. Larry Yackle, "A Primer on the New Habeas Corpus Statute," in Symposium The New York Death Penalty in Context, 44 Buffalo Law Review 381 (1996).
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  32. Larry Yackle, "[At Issue: Victims' Rights: Do We Need a Constitutional Amendment to Ensure Fair Treatment?] No: the Costs Would Be Too High," 82 American Bar Association Journal 83 (1996).
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  33. Larry Yackle, Reclaiming the Federal Courts, Harvard University Press (1994).
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  34. Larry Yackle, "Foreword to an Interview with Fred Korematsu," 3 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 95 (1993).
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  35. Larry Yackle, "Habeas Corpus: The Great Writ is in Jeopardy," 5 Constitution 61 (1993).
  36. Larry Yackle, "The Habeas Hagioscope," 66 Southern California Law Review 2331 (1993).
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  37. Larry Yackle, "Parading Ourselves: Freedom of Speech at the Feast of St. Patrick," 73 Boston University Law Review 791 (1993).
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  38. Larry Yackle, Richard Faust & Tina J. Rubenstein, "The Great Writ in Action: Empirical Light on the Federal Habeas Corpus Debate," 18 New York University Journal of Law & Social Change 637 (1991).
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  39. Larry Yackle, review of Robert F. Nagel, Constitutional Cultures: The Mentality and Consequences of Judicial Review, University of California Press (1989), 508 The Annals 208 (1990).
  40. Larry Yackle, "Form and Function in the Administration of Justice: The Bill of Rights and Federal Habeas Corpus," 23 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 675 (1989-90).
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  41. Larry Yackle, "Choosing Judges the Democratic Way," 69 Boston University Law Review 273 (1989).
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  42. Larry Yackle, Reform and Regret: The Story of Federal Judicial Involvement in the Alabama Prison System, Oxford University Press (1989).
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  43. Larry Yackle, "The Misadventures of State Postconviction Remedies," 16 New York University Journal of Law & Social Change 359 (1988).
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  44. Larry Yackle, "Explaining Habeas Corpus," 60 New York University Law Review 991 (1985).
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  45. Larry Yackle, review of Ira P. Robbins, The Law and Process of Post-Conviction Remedies, West Publishing Co. (1982), 36 Rutgers Law Review 375 (1984).
  46. Larry Yackle, "The Exhaustion Doctrine in Federal Habeas Corpus: An Argument for a Return to First Principles," 44 Ohio State Law Journal 393 (1983).
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  47. Larry Yackle, "The Reagan Administration's Habeas Corpus Proposals," 68 Iowa Law Review 609 (1983).
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  48. Larry Yackle, review of William F. Duker, A Constitutional History of Habeas Corpus, Greenwood Press (1980), 17 Criminal Law Bulletin 479 (1981).
  49. Larry Yackle, Postconviction Remedies, Bancroft, Whitney (1981). Supplements (1982-87).
  50. Larry Yackle, "Confessions of a Horizontalist: A Dialogue on the First Amendment," 27 Kansas Law Review 541 (1979).
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  51. Larry Yackle, "The Burger Court and the Fourth Amendment," 26 Kansas Law Review 335 (1978).
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  52. Larry Yackle, "The Burger Court, 'State Action', and Congressional Enforcement of the Civil War Amendments," 27 Alabama Law Review 479 (1975).
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  53. Larry Yackle, "Private Use of Public Facilities: A Comment on Gilmore v. City of Montgomery," 10 Wake Forest Law Review 659 (1974-75).
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  54. Larry Yackle, "Taking Stock of Detainer Statutes," 8 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 88 (1975).
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  55. Larry Yackle, "Thoughts on Rodriguez: Mr. Justice Powell and the Demise of Equal Protection Analysis in the Supreme Court," 9 University of Richmond Law Review 181 (1974-75).
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  56. Larry Yackle & Keith G. Meyer, "Collateral Challenges to Criminal Convictions," 21 University of Kansas Law Review 259 (1973).
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  57. Larry Yackle, "The Indigent's Right to a Transcript of Record," 20 University of Kansas Law Review 745 (1971-72). [Comment]
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Courses

Federal Courts: LAW JD 836

4 credits

A basic survey course, covering the federal courts and their conduct of litigation concerning business regulation, environmental protection, and civil rights. This course picks up where the first year course in Civil Procedure leaves off and complements other courses on modern regulation and legal institutions: e.g., Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Labor Law, Conflict of Laws, and Constitutional Law. Topics include the prerequisites for gaining access to the federal district courts and the United States Supreme Court, the relationship between the federal courts and state courts, and "abstention" doctrines governing the exercise of federal judicial power. Especially recommended for students who plan to practice with firms that represent clients subject to federal regulation, to pursue careers with federal or state agencies and departments, or to handle constitutional, civil rights, or other public interest litigation.

FALL 2014: LAW JD 836 A1 , Sep 2nd to Dec 4th 2014
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
TR 11:00 am 12:15 pm 4 Larry Yackle LAW 209
F 10:30 am 11:45 am 4 Larry Yackle LAW 209
FALL 2015: LAW JD 836 A1 , Sep 1st to Dec 3rd 2015
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
TR 11:00 am 12:15 pm 4 Larry Yackle LAW 420
F 10:30 am 11:45 am 4 Larry Yackle LAW 420

Federal Habeas Corpus (S): LAW JD 830

3 credits

This seminar explores federal court jurisdiction to entertain petitions for the writ of habeas corpus. Some attention will be given to habeas corpus as a means of challenging actions taken by the Federal Government in connection with national security and immigration. More attention will be given to habeas as the means by which state and federal prisoners attack criminal convictions and death sentences. The seminar should be of interest to students interested in the institutional role of federal courts in the United States, the relationship between federal courts and state courts, and the procedural mechanisms for adjudicating federal constitutional issues in criminal cases. Students who plan to practice criminal law, to handle capital litigation, or to clerk for federal judges will find the seminar especially valuable. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar, or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, will be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.

FALL 2014: LAW JD 830 A1 , Sep 8th to Dec 1st 2014
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
M 10:40 am 12:40 pm 3 Larry Yackle LAW 417
FALL 2015: LAW JD 830 A1 , Aug 31st to Nov 30th 2015
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
M 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 3 Larry Yackle LAW 508
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