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Perpetuities and the Genius of a Free State

Posted by on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Articles, Comment, Volume 67, Volume 67, Number 6.


Commentary on Steven J. Horowitz & Robert H. Sitkoff, Unconstitutional Perpetual Trusts, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1769 (2014).


Associate Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law. For their helpful comments and criticism, I would like to thank Robert Sitkoff and the other participants in the 2014 Vanderbilt Law Review Symposium on “The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer,” cosponsored by the ACTEC Foundation. I am also grateful to Greg Ivy and the Underwood Law Library staff for their assistance in locating some of the sources, and to Nathan Cortez and other SMU colleagues who offered helpful feedback at an early-stage faculty research workshop.