The Lost Promise of Lambert v. California Academic Article uri icon


  • This Article will start with a brief overview of the Lambert case. It will then discuss the differing views on how to interpret this relatively short case. Next, it will review the cases citing to Lambert that illustrate the narrow approach that courts have taken when applying this case. Finally, it will offer some thoughts on how Lambert could have played a role in preventing some of the excesses of mass incarceration, but failed.

published proceedings

  • Stetson Law Review

author list (cited authors)

  • Alkon, C

complete list of authors

  • Alkon, Cynthia

publication date

  • January 2020