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dc.creatorNoonan, Kathleen G.
dc.creatorLipson, Jonathan C.
dc.creatorSimon, William
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-30T16:53:28Z
dc.date.available2021-07-30T16:53:28Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationKathleen G. Noonan, Jonathan C. Lipson & William Simon, Reforming Institutions: The Judicial Function in Bankruptcy and Public Law Litigation, 94 Ind. L. J. 545 (2019).
dc.identifier.citationAvailable at: https://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/ilj/vol94/iss2/5
dc.identifier.issn0019-6665
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/6787
dc.description.abstractPublic law litigation (PLL) is among the most important and controversial types of dispute that courts face. These civil class actions seek to reform public agencies such as police departments, prison systems, and child welfare agencies that have failed to meet basic statutory or constitutional obligations. They are controversial because critics assume that judicial intervention is categorically undemocratic or beyond judicial expertise. This Article reveals flaws in these criticisms by comparing the judicial function in PLL to that in corporate bankruptcy, where the value and legitimacy of judicial intervention are better understood and more accepted. Our comparison shows that judicial intervention in both spheres responds to coordination problems that make individual stakeholder action ineffective, and it explains how courts in both spheres can require and channel major organizational change without administering the organizations themselves or inefficiently constricting the discretion of managers. The comparison takes on greater urgency in light of the Trump administration’s vow to “deconstruct the administrative state,” a promise which, if kept, will likely increase demand for PLL.
dc.format.extent50 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty/ Researcher Works
dc.relation.haspartIndiana Law Journal, Vol. 94, Iss. 2
dc.relation.isreferencedbyMaurer School of Law
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectPublic law litigation
dc.subjectBankruptcy
dc.subjectCorporate bankruptcy
dc.titleReforming Institutions: The Judicial Function in Bankruptcy and Public Law Litigation
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dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/6769
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. James E. Beasley School of Law
dc.temple.creatorLipson, Jonathan C.
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-30T16:53:28Z


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