Yale Kamisar: The Enemy of Injustice

In the summer of 1978, Duke Law School hosted a conference in which a variety of speakers offered perspectives on Constitutional Criminal Procedure. One of the speakers argued that the Warren Court’s criminal-procedure revolution created a backlash that ultimately made things worse for criminal defendants. In order to dramatize his point, he suggested, “Yale Kamisar is the enemy.” When that speaker had finished, the Conference Moderator began his response by stating, “First of all, Yale Kamisar is not the enemy of anything, except injustice.”