12 Cardozo L. Rev. 959 (1990 - 1991)
The Maps of Sovereignty: A Meditation

handle is hein.journals/cdozo12 and id is 973 raw text is: THE MAPS OF SOVEREIGNTY: A MEDITATION
Perry Dane *
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.  Sovereignty-Talk  .......................................  965
A. Sovereignty and Rights ............................ 966
B. Indian Bingo and Church Property ................. 967
C. More on Sovereignty and Rights ................... 970
D .  Connections  .......................................  971
II. The State and Other Legal Orders ...................... 973
A.   Of State  Exclusivism  ...............................  973
1.  L ogic  ..........................................  977
2.  Experience  .....................................  979
3.  The  Liberal State ...............................  983
4.  The Therapeutic State ..........................  985
B. Of John Marshall and the Cherokee ................ 987
C.  Of Limits and  Principles ...........................  991
1.  Com m itm ent ...................................  992
2.  D istinctiveness  .................................  993
3.  G enerality  .....................................  994
4.  H istory  ........................................  995
5.  L and  ...........................................  996
III. Other Legal Orders and the State ....................... 998
A.   The  W rong  Roads .................................  999
B. The Law of the Kingdom is the Law ............... 1000
C. The Law of the Land is the Law ................... 1002
IV .  Conclusion  .............................................  1005
A few years ago, some students at my school formed a group to
discuss Native American issues. One of their posters featured a multi-
ple-choice question. I do not recall the exact words of either the ques-
tion or the answers, but a paraphrase will do. The question was,
how many sovereign governments are there in the United States?
The first answer was one. The second answer was fifty-one. The third
answer was fifty-two or fifty-three or thereabouts, adding Puerto Rico
and such to the list. The fourth answer-the right answer-was a
* Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School. I would like to thank Bruce Ackerman,
Mirjan Damaska, Geoffrey Hazard, Tony Kronman, John Langbein, Burke Marshall, Monroe
Price, Judith Resnik, and Cynthia Saltzman for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this
essay.

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