Friday, June 18, 2010

Poor Joshua!

Linda Greenhouse’s column in the New York Times, A Second Chance for Joshua, provides a fascinating view of the decision to grant cert in DeShaney v. Winnebago County Social Services Department, 489 U.S. 189 (1989).

Update: Be sure to read Mark Tushnet's comment, which disputes Greenhouse's interpretation of Kagan's "Join 4" recommendation.