Harry N. Scheiber, Public Rights and the Rule of Law in American Legal History, 72 Cal. L. Rev. 217 (1984)
Explores how in U.S. legal history the courts have struggled with rule of law issues. Concept of public rights as an element of nineteenth century legal doctrine; Models of historical change in relation to judicial doctrine; Case study examining a century of California law for purposes of illustrating the interplay of public rights doctrine with other doctrines in U.S. legal history.