Law, Violence and Ferguson

03 Dec
December 3, 2014

My friend John Inazu, a law professor at Washington University who is spending this year at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, posted an interesting little essay (here) last week on the relationship between law and violence.  He draws on a classic article by the late Yale law professor Robert Cover.  Cover’s article begins with one of the most famous lines in twentieth century legal scholarship: “Legal interpretation takes place on a field of pain and death.”