Larry Yackle

Larry Yackle

Professor of Law Emeritus

Basil Yanakakis Faculty Research Scholar

AB, University of Kansas
JD, University of Kansas
LLM, Harvard University


Biography

Larry Yackle has written seven books: Federal Courts: The Current Questions (Carolina Academic Press, 2017); 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: “The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Cases,” 63 Am. U. L. Rev. 1791 (2014) and “AEDPA Mea Culpa,” 24 Federal Sentencing Reporter 4 (2012). 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.

Profile Types
Faculty and Professors Emeritus
Areas of Interest
Constitutional Law and Federal Courts
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Larry Yackle

Publications

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  • Larry Yackle, Federal Courts: The Current Questions (2017)
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  • Larry Yackle, A Friendly Amendment 95 Boston University Law Review (2015)
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  • Larry Yackle, The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Cases 63 American University Law Review (2014)
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  • Larry Yackle, Competitive Federalism: Five Clarifying Questions 94 Boston University Law Review (2014)
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  • Larry Yackle, Federal Banks and Federal Jurisdiction in the Progressive Era No. 14-17 Boston University School of Law, Public Law Research Paper (2014)
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  • Larry Yackle, Young Again 35 University of Hawaii Law Review (2013)
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  • Larry Yackle, In Medias Res 92 Boston University Law Review (2012)
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  • Larry Yackle, AEDPA Mea Culpa 24 Federal Sentencing Reporter (2012)
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  • Larry Yackle, Michael L. Wells, William P. Marshall & Gene R. Nichol, Cases and Materials on Federal Courts, 2nd ed. (2011)
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  • Larry Yackle, Untangling the Twists of Habeas Corpus 95 Judicature (2011) (book review)
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  • Larry Yackle, Federal Courts: Habeas Corpus, 2nd ed. (2010)
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  • Larry Yackle, Federal Courts, 3rd ed. (2009)
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  • Larry Yackle, The Story of Fay v. Noia: Another Case About Another Federalism, in Federal Courts Stories (Vicki C. Jackson & Judith Resnik,2009)
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  • Larry Yackle, Regulatory Rights: Supreme Court Activism, the Public Interest, and the Making of Constitutional Law (2007)
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  • Larry Yackle, Michael L. Wells & William P. Marshall, Cases and Materials on Federal Courts (2007)
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  • Larry Yackle, State Convicts and Federal Courts: Reopening the Habeas Corpus Debate 91 Cornell Law Review (2006)
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  • Larry Yackle, Lochner: Another Time, Another Place Symposium: Lochner Centennial Conference 85 Boston University Law Review (2005)
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  • Larry Yackle, Archibald Cox and the Genius of Our Institutions In Memoriam - Celebration of the Life of Archibald 85 Boston University Law Review (2005)
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  • Larry Yackle, Federal Courts, 2nd ed. (2003)
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  • Larry Yackle, Federal Courts: Habeas Corpus (2003)
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  • Larry Yackle, Capital Punishment, Federal Courts, and the Writ of Habeas Corpus, in Beyond Repair? America's Death Penalty (Stephen P. Garvey,2003)
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  • Larry Yackle, Congressional Power to Require DNA Testing 29 Hofstra Law Review (2001)
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  • Larry Yackle, Federal Habeas Corpus in a Nutshell 28 Human Rights (2001)
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  • Larry Yackle, The Figure in the Carpet 78 Texas Law Review (2000)
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  • Larry Yackle, Federal Courts (1999)
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  • Larry Yackle, The ABA's Proposed Moratorium on the Death Penalty: The American Bar Association and Federal Habeas Corpus 61 Law & Contemporary Problems (1998)
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  • Larry Yackle, 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 (1997)
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  • Larry Yackle, A Worthy Champion for Fourteenth Amendment Rights: The United States in Parens Patriae 92 Northwestern University Law Review (1997)
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  • Larry Yackle, Federal Evidentiary Hearings Under the New Habeas Corpus Statute 6 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal (1996)
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  • Larry Yackle, A Primer on the New Habeas Corpus Statute 44 Buffalo Law Review (1996)
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  • Larry Yackle, Reclaiming the Federal Courts (1994)
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  • Larry Yackle, Parading Ourselves: Freedom of Speech at the Feast of St. Patrick 73 Boston University Law Review (1993)
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  • Larry Yackle, The Habeas Hagioscope 66 Southern California Law Review (1993)
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  • Larry Yackle, Foreword to an Interview with Fred Korematsu 3 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal (1993)
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  • Larry Yackle, The Great Writ in Action: Empirical Light on the Federal Habeas Corpus Debate 18 Review of Law & Social Change (1991)
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  • 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 (1990)
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  • Larry Yackle, Reform and Regret: the Story of Federal Judicial Involvement in the Alabama Prison System (1989)
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  • Larry Yackle, Choosing Judges the Democratic Way 69 Boston University Law Review (1989)
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  • Larry Yackle, The Misadventures of State Postconviction Remedies 16 Review of Law & Social Change (1988)
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  • Larry Yackle, Explaining Habeas Corpus 60 New York University Law Review (1985)
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  • Larry Yackle, The Exhaustion Doctrine in Federal Habeas Corpus: An Argument for a Return to First Principles 44 Ohio State Law Journal (1983)
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  • Larry Yackle, Review of The Law and Process of Post-Conviction Remedies by Ira P. Robbins 36 Rutgers Law Review (1983) (book review)
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  • Larry Yackle, The Reagan Administration's Habeas Corpus Proposals 68 Iowa Law Review (1983)
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  • Larry Yackle, Review of A Constitutional History of Habeas Corpus by William F. Duker 17 Criminal Law Bulletin (1981) (book review)
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  • Larry Yackle, Postconviction Remedies (1981)
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  • Larry Yackle, Confessions of a Horizontalist: A Dialogue on the First Amendment 27 Kansas Law Review (1979)
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  • Larry Yackle, The Burger Court and the Fourth Amendment 26 Kansas Law Review (1978)
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  • Larry Yackle, The Burger Court, 'State Action', and Congressional Enforcement of the Civil War Amendments 27 Alabama Law Review (1975)
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  • 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 (1975)
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  • Larry Yackle, Taking Stock of Detainer Statutes 8 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review (1975)
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  • Larry Yackle, Private Use of Public Facilities: A Comment on Gilmore v. City of Montgomery 10 Wake Forest Law Review (1974)
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  • Larry Yackle, Collateral Challenges to Criminal Convictions 21 University of Kansas Law Review (1973)
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  • Larry Yackle, The Indigent's Right to a Transcript of Record 20 University of Kansas Law Review (1972)
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Courses

Federal Courts: LAW JD 836

4 credits

Federal Courts is a course about judicial power. In short, it helps students answer the question: What is the role of the federal judiciary in our constitutional democracy. We examine the statutory, constitutional, and judge-made doctrines that empower the federal courts, as well as those that limit their authority. What is a "case" to begin with? Are some disputes simply not cases amenable to resolution by federal judges? Who should be able to bring a case to the courts' attention? The simple answer is someone injured by unlawful conduct. But what constitutes an injury? And who decides what constitutes an injury? Who can be held accountable for injuries resulting from unlawful conduct? Should certain entities and people have immunity from suit in federal court altogether? We grapple with that question in our study of state sovereign immunity and official immunity doctrines. We also study the relationships between the federal courts and the other branches of government: Congress and the President. For example, does Congress have the power to abolish the federal courts, if it sees fit? Could it remove certain cases from the federal courts' jurisdiction, such as cases involving immigration or the Second Amendment? This course builds extensively on topics covered in Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure. It is strongly recommended for students who are interested in litigation of any sort (in state or federal court), civil rights, and government lawyering at any level, including clerking for a state or federal judge.

FALL 2022: LAW JD 836 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2022
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Tue,Thu 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Larry Yackle LAW 413
SPRG 2023: LAW JD 836 B1 , Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2023
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Mon,Wed 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Kristin Collins LAW 414