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Publications by Karen Tani


Administrative Equal Protection: Federalism, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Rights of the Poor, 100 Cornell L. Rev. __ (2015)

States’ Rights, Welfare Rights, and the “Indian Problem”: Negotiating Citizenship and Sovereignty, 1935-1954 , 33 L. & Hist. Rev. 1 (2015)

Portia's Deal, 86 Chi-Kent L. Rev. 549 (invited contribution to women's legal history symposium) (2012)

Welfare and Rights Before the Movement: Rights as a Language of the State, 122 Yale L. J. 100 (2012) - PDF Version (454 Kb)

Flemming v. Nestor: Anticommunism, the Welfare State, and the Making of "New Property", 26 L. & Hist. Rev. 379 (2008)


Poverty Law 101: The Law and History of the U.S. Welfare State, 39 FORDHAM URB. L.J. CITY SQUARE 1 (invited response to Amy L. Wax) (2012)


Siting the Legal History of Poverty: Below, Above, and Amidst, in The Blackwell Companion to American Legal History, (Sally Hadden and Alfred Brophy eds.) (with Felicia Kornbluh) (2013)

The House that "Equality" Built: The Asian American Movement and the Legacy of Community Action, in The War on Poverty: A New Grassroots History, (Annelise Orleck and Lisa Hazirjian eds.) (University of Georgia Press) (2011)