Mental Health Scholarship

  • Kress, Rotting with Their Rights On: Why the Criteria for Ending Commitment or Restraint of Liberty Need Not be the Same as the Criteria for Initiating Commitment or Restraint of Liberty, and How the Restraint May Justifiably Continue After Its Prerequisites Are No Longer Satisfied, 24 Beh. Sci. & L. 573 (2006) [View PDF]
  • Kress, Why Insight Should Have a Central Place In Mental Health Law, in Xavier Amador & Anthony David (eds.) Insight and Psychosis (2d. ed. Oxford University Press 2004) [View PDF]
  • Winick & Kress, Foreword: A Symposium on Outpatient Commitment Dedicated to Bruce Ennis, Alexander Brooks, and Stanley Herr, 9 Psychol. Pub. Pol’y & L. 3 (2003)
  • Frese, Stanley, Kress & Vogal-Scibilia, Fisher and Ahern on Treating Psychosis, 53 Psychiatric Services 633 (2002)(letter)
  • Kress, Iowa Civil Commitment Law, NAMI-LC working paper (2002)
  • Frese, Stanley, Kress & Vogal-Scibilia, Integrating Evidence-Based Practices and the Recovery Model, 52 Psychiatric Services 1462 (2001) [View PDF]
  • Kress, An Argument for Assisted Outpatient Treatment for Persons with Serious Mental Illness Illustrated with Reference to a Proposed Statute for Iowa, 85 Iowa L. Rev. 1269 (2000) [View PDF]
  • Kress, Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Resolution of Value Conflicts: What We Can Realistically Expect, in Practice, from Theory, 17 Behav. Sci. & Law 555 (1999) [View PDF]

Legal Philosophy Scholarship

  • Fumerton & Kress, Causation and the Law: Preemption, Lawful Sufficiency, and Causal Sufficiency, 64 Law & Contemp. Probs. 83 (2001)
  • Kress, Why No Judge Should Be a Dworkinian Coherentist, 77 Texas L. Rev. 1375 (1999)
  • Kress, Coherentist Methodology Is Morally Better than Either Its Proponents or Its Critics Think (But Still Not Good Enough), 12 Canadian J.L. & Juris. 83 (1999)
  •  Alexander and Kress, Replies to Our Critics, 82 Iowa L. Rev. 923 (1997)
  • Kress, Review of Jules L. Coleman, Risks and Wrongs, 13 Economics & Philosophy 313 (1997)
  • Kress, Modern Jurisprudence, Postmodern Jurisprudence, and Truth, 95 Mich. L. Rev. 1871 (1997)
  • Kress, Coherence, in Dennis Patterson (ed.), A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1996) [View PDF]
  •  Kress, The Seriousness of Harm Thesis for Abnormally Dangerous Activities in David Owen (ed.) Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law (Oxford University Press, 1995)
  •  Alexander & Kress, Against Legal Principles in Andrei Marmor (ed.), Law and Interpretation (Oxford University Press, 1995), reprinted in 82 Iowa L. Rev. 739 (1997) [View PDF]
  • Kress, Coherence and Formalism, 16 Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 639 (1993)
  • Kress, Formalism, Corrective Justice and Tort Law, 77 Iowa L. Rev. (i) (1992)
  • Kress, Legal Indeterminacy and Legitimacy in Gregory Leyh (ed.), Legal Hermeneutics: History, Theory and Practice (University of California Press 1992) [View PDF]
  • Kress, A Preface to Epistemological Indeterminacy, 85 Nw. U. L. Rev. 134 (1990) [View PDF]
  • Kress & Anderson, Dworkin in Transition, 37 Am. J. Comparative L. 337 (1989)
  • Kress, Legal Indeterminacy, 77 Cal. L. Rev. 283 (1989), reprinted in Dennis Patterson (ed.) Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory:  An Anthology (1993)
  • Kress, The Interpretive Turn, 97 Ethics  834 (1987)
  • Kress, Legal Reasoning and Coherence Theories:  Dworkin’s Rights Thesis, Retroactivity, and the Linear Order of Decisions, 72 Cal. L. Rev. 369 (1984)(student ‘note’ published as a lead article on the basis of outside reviews); reprinted in Legal Reasoning (v.2) 219, A. Aarnio & D.N. MacCormick eds. (New York University Press, 1992); portions reprinted in Analytic Jurisprudence Anthology, A. D’Amato, ed. (Anderson, 1996); reprinted in Moral Theory and Legal Reasoning 201, S. Brewer ed. (Garland, 1998), vol. 3 of The Philosophy of Legal Reasoning: A Collection of Essays by Philosophers and Legal Scholars (Garland) [View PDF]
  • Wheeler & Kress, A Comment on Recent Developments in Judicial Imputation of Post-Manufacture Knowledge in Strict Liability Cases, 6 J. Prod. Liab. 127 (1983) (published while a law and graduate student)