Article Title

Ordering the Elephants to Dance: Consent Decrees and Organizational Behavior

Publication Title

Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law


This Article analyzes some of the organizational factors associated with the positive influence that consent decrees assert. This Article also acknowledges those organizational factors that inhibit the attainment of the consent decree's intended goals. This discussion relies on a consent decree case involving a controversy over a major urban freeway in California, the Century Freeway or 1-105.