Allen Mendenhall

Allen Mendenhall
Allen Mendenhall is a staff attorney to Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Supreme Court of Alabama, a doctoral candidate in English at Auburn University, an adjunct professor at Faulkner University, and author of Literature and Liberty: Essays in Libertarian Literary Criticism.

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Razing the Bar

The bar exam protects a cartel of lawyers, not their clients
APRIL 14, 2015

The burden of the bar exam falls disproportionately on low-income earners and ethnic minorities who lack the ability to pay for law school or to assume heavy debts to earn a law degree.


Sanctifying the Individual

Does the West owe its individualism to Christianity?
JANUARY 22, 2015

Larry Siedentop's Inventing the Individual outlines the origins of Western liberalism.


Illiberal Arts

Cataloguing systematic suppression of speech on campus
APRIL 18, 2014

Compliant and controlled speech seems to be the main interest of universities today.


Transcendental Liberty

The Emersonian ethic of self-reliance is evidence he was a libertarian
NOVEMBER 07, 2013

Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance" touts a bracing form of individualism that encourages people to have confidence in their perceptions and to take responsibility for their actions--including presenting their ideas in the marketplace, in the face of opposition.


The “Great” Writ

The Power of Habeas Corpus in America
JUNE 07, 2013

Anthony Gregory's examination of habeas corpus traces its spotty record, explains how it can manage to produce power rather than restrict it, and puts Foucault to a novel use.