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Full Text: Vols. 155-168 Article 4 (2006-2019) Online companion to University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Title Varies: Vols. 155-161 (2006-2012) as University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra
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Additional Information for University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online
The concept of "PENNumbra" was conceived of by two members of our 154th Editorial Board, Jeffrey Nestler and Theodore Weiman, and was developed and launched by the members of our 155th Editorial Board. PENNumbra's name is a play on a famous doctrine of American Constitutional law articulated by Justice William O. Douglas in the landmark United States Supreme Court case of Griswold v. Connecticut. There, in attempting to explain the existence of a constitutional right to privacy, Justice Douglas wrote "that specific guarantees in the Bill of Rights have penumbras, formed by emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance." Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479, 484 (1965). As is well known, the case law that is Griswold's progeny remains the source of ongoing and deep controversy, even as Justice Douglas's own "penumbra" argument has fallen out of favor. Our use of "PENNumbra" should, of course, suggest nothing about our views on Griswold and similar case law. It does, however, suggest something about the value we place in serving as a novel venue in the marketplace of ideas, on the frontier of a refreshing medium that is accessible to legal scholars and to the lay public alike, uniting the Internet and the academy at the nexus of two different spheres: at the PENNumbra.


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