When considering the product of the AALS Constitutional Law Panel, entitled "What Brown Should Have Said," held in January 2000, in Washington, D.C., we have experienced considerable disorientation. We therefore ask the question asked by Lucretia in Machievelli's play, The Mandragola, "Do you mean it or are you laughing at me?" We fear that the Panelists may be laughing at us. Because, in short, their writings criticize the formalism that they use in the panel court opinions. In this article, we pick four of the Panelists, more or less at random, and confront the question of whether their writings before and after Brown square with their panel Brown opinions.
MacGrady, Kelly A. and Van Doren, John W.
"AALS Constitutional Law Panel on Brown, another Council of Nicaea?,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 35
, Article 2.
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