The Legal History Blog welcomes William E. Forbath, who will be guest blogging during the month of September. Willy is the Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law at the University of Texas, where he teaches courses on Law & Lawyers In America, 1776-2010, Law & Lawyers In American Politics, 1800-2009, Colloquium On Law, History, And The Humanities, and Constitutional Law.
His long list of publications includes Law and the Shaping of the American Labor Movement (Harvard University Press, 1991); Social and Economic Rights in the American Grain in THE CONSTITUTION IN 2020 (Jack M. Balkin & Reva B. Siegel eds.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), Politics, State-Building, and the Courts, 1870-1920, in The Cambridge History of Law in America 643 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008); The White Court (1910-1921): A Progressive Court?, in The United States Supreme Court: The Pursuit of Justice 172 (Christopher Tomlins ed.; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005); The Politics of Race, Rights, and Needs, and the Perils of a Democratic Victory in Post-Welfare America: Some Reflections on the Work of Felicia Kornbluh, 20 Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 195 (2008); The Long Life of Liberal America: Law and State-Building in England and the U.S., 24 Law & History Review 179 (2006); Social Rights, Courts and Constitutional Democracy: Welfare Rights and Poverty in the U.S., 12 Democratization 5 (2005).
He has also written for Politico and American Prospect, including: The Framers and Us: How Not to Use History to Argue about the Constitution and the Supreme Court.
Welcome to Willy!