Readership: Law professors, law students, lawyers, judges, historians, and political scientists
Lackland H. Bloom, Jr., Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Lackland H. Bloom, Jr. is a Professor of Law at the Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, where he has taught constitutional law for over thirty years. Professor Bloom previously served as Law Clerk to Chief Judge John R. Brown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced law in Washington D.C. for four years before joining the law faculty at Southern Methodist University. A specialist in constitutional law, he has published numerous articles in the areas of freedom of speech, equal protection of the laws, constitutional interpretation, and the rhetoric of Supreme
Court opinions. He served as Administrative Editor of the Michigan Law Review. He is the author of Methods of Interpretation: How the Supreme Court Reads the Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2009).
1. Marbury v Madison
2. McCulloch v Maryland
3. Gibbons v Ogden
4. Prigg v Pennsylvania
5. Scott v Sanford
6. The Legal Tender Cases
7. The Slaughterhouse Cases
8. The civil Rights Cases
9. Pollack v Farmers Loan & Trust Co.
10. NLRB v Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.
11. Dennis v United States
12. Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v Sawyer
13. Brown v Board of Education
14. The Reapportionment Cases
15. New York Times v Sullivan
16. Miranda v Arizona
17. The Pentagon Papers Case
18. Roe and Casey
19. United States v Nixon
20. Bakke, Grutter & Gratz
21. Bush v Gore
22. National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius
23. Do Great Cases make Bad Law?