Article Title

Remembering Shelley v. Kraemer: Of Public and Private Worlds

Publication Title

Washington University Law Quarterly


In the remarks that follow, I shall try to accomplish two tasks. First, to the extent possible, I should like to place Shelley in its historical context and, in some measure, present the case as it was seen by those who witnessed or participated in the decision. Second, I shall attempt to throw some light on why the theoretical issues called forth by these cases are difficult.