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Why The Local Matters

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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

INTRODUCTION: ACTION ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE OF FEDERALISM

Kathleen Claussen
Class of 2010, Yale Law School; Member, Arthur Liman Public Interest Program Student Board
Adam Grogg
Class of 2010, Yale Law School; Member, Arthur Liman Public Interest Program Student Board
Sarah French Russell
Associate Research Scholar in Law and Clinical Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School; Director, Arthur Liman Public Interest Program

I. THE ROLE OF LOCAL LEADERSHIP: REVISING THE HISTORY AND
UNDERSTANDING THE PRESENT

Civil Rights History Before, and Beyond, Brown
Risa Goluboff
Professor of Law, Professor of History, Caddell & Chapman Research Professor, University of Virginia School of Law
American Federalism and the American Civil Liberties Union
Norman Dorsen
Stokes Professor of Law, and Co-Director, Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program, New York University Law School; former President, American Civil Liberties Union
Susan N. Herman
President, American Civil Liberties Union; Centennial Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

II. STATES AND CITIES AS ADVOCATES FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST

The Progressive City
Richard C. Schragger
Professor of Law, Class of 1948 Professor in Scholarly Research in Law, University of Virginia School of Law
San Francisco and the Rising Culture of Engagement in Local Public Law Offices
Kathleen S. Morris
Visiting Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Law—Camden (2009 – 2010); Founding Executive Director, San Francisco City Attorney’s Affirmative Litigation Task Force
Local Leadership and National Issues
Richard Briffault
Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation, Columbia Law School

III. COORDINATION, BOTH VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL

New Federalism(s): Translocal Organizations of Government Actors (TOGAs) Reshaping Boundaries, Policies, and Laws
Judith Resnik
Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Congressional Authority and Constitutional Default Rules in the Horizontal Federalism Context
Gillian E. Metzger
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
States Rule! or, States’ Rules
Robert Hermann
Partner, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP

IV. DEFINING THE PUBLIC INTEREST: THE ROLE AND NETWORKS OF
STATE COURTS

What Are the Locals Up To? A Connecticut Snapshot
Ellen Ash Peters
Former Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
State Supreme Courts as Places for Litigating New Questions
Randall T. Shepard
Chief Justice, Indiana Supreme Court
State Courts in the Global Marketplace of Ideas
Margaret H. Marshall
Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

AFTERWORD: ALTERNATIVE VISIONS OF LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL
ACTION

James E. Tierney
Director, National State Attorneys General Program, Columbia
Law School

APPENDICES: LIMAN AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, MARCH 6–7, 2008, YALE LAW SCHOOL
Colloquium Program
Colloquium Participants

Editorial Board
Kathleen Claussen
& Adam Grogg, Class of 2010, Yale Law School
Rachel Deutsch & Ethan Frechette, Class of 2009, Columbia Law School