The Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers series is organized by the Law School and covers constitutional law, statutory interpretation, intellectual property, family law, jurisprudence, civil procedure, voting rights, legal history, criminal law and procedure, privacy, and international law. Links to full-text are provided.

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Submissions from 2014

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Constitutional Islamization and Human Rights: The Surprising Origin and Spread of Islamic Supremacy in Constitutions, Dawood I. Ahmed and Tom Ginsburg

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Regarding Re's Revisionism: Notes on 'The Due Process Exclusionary Rule', Albert W. Alschuler

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Terrible Tools for Prosecutors: Notes on Senator Leahy's Proposal to 'Fix' Skilling v. United States, Albert W. Alschuler

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Zombie Federalism, William Baude

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Trade Usage in the Courts: The Flawed Conceptual and Evidentiary Basis of Article 2’s Incorporation Strategy, Lisa Bernstein

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Addressing Minority Vote Dilution Through State Voting Rights Acts, Paige A. Epstein

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Fairness in Law and Economics: Introduction, Lee Anne Fennell and Richard H. McAdams

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Judicial Roles in Nonjudicial Functions, Nuno Garoupa and Tom Ginsburg

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Does the Constitutional Amendment Rule Matter at All? Amendment Cultures and the Challenges of Measuring Amendment Difficulty, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton

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Introduction, Chapter 1 of Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes, Tom Ginsburg and Alberto Simpser

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Nuisance Suits, William Hubbard

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Do Judges Follow the Law? An Empirical Test of Congressional Control Over Judicial Behavior, William Hubbard and M. Todd Henderson

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Coasean Bargaining over the Structural Constitution, Aziz Huq

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Does the Logic of Collective Action Explain Federalism Doctrine?, Aziz Huq

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Habeas and the Roberts Court, Aziz Huq

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Libertarian Separation of Powers, Aziz Huq

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Standing for the Structural Constitution, Aziz Huq

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The Function of Article V, Aziz Huq

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The Shadow Powers of Article I, Alison LaCroix

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Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism, Brian Leiter

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Preface to the Paperback Edition of Why Tolerate Religion?, Brian Leiter

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The Case Against Free Speech, Brian Leiter

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Credible Threats, Saul Levmore and Ariel Porat

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Deference Mistakes, Jonathan Masur and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

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Sub-Regulating Elections, Jennifer Nou

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Martii Koskenniemi on Human Rights: An Empirical Perspective, Eric Posner

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Voting Rules in International Organizations, Eric Posner and Alan O. Sykes

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulations: A Response to Criticisms, Eric Posner and E. Glen Weyl

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Second-Order Regulation of Law Enforcement, John Rappaport

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Unbundling Criminal Trial Rights, John Rappaport

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Distributionally-Weighted Cost Benefit Analysis: Welfare Economics Meets Organizational Design, David A. Weisbach

Submissions from 2013

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One Voice or Many? The Political Question Doctrine and Acoustic Dissonance in Foreign Affairs, Daniel Abebe

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Foreign Affairs Federalism: A Revisionist Approach, Daniel Abebe and Aziz Huq

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Lafler and Frye: Two Small Band-Aids for a Festering Wound, Albert W. Alschuler

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Bankruptcy Step Zero, Douglas G. Baird and Anthony Casey

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Crowdsourcing Land Use, Lee Anne Fennell

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Forcings, Lee Anne Fennell

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Property in Housing, Lee Anne Fennell

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Exactions Creep, Lee Anne Fennell and Eduardo Peñalver

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Patent Invalidity versus Noninfringement, Roger Ford

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Political Constraints on International Courts, Tom Ginsburg

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Beyond Presidentialism and Parliamentarism, Tom Ginsburg, Jose Antonio Cheibub, and Zachary Elkins

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The South African Constitutional Court and Socio-Economic Rights as 'Insurance Swaps', Tom Ginsburg and Rosalind Dixon

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Getting to Rights: Treaty Ratification, Constitutional Convergence, and Human Rights Practice, Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins, and Beth Simmons

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'We the Peoples': The Global Origins of Constitutional Preambles, Tom Ginsburg, Nick Foti, and Daniel Rockmore

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Libertarian Paternalism, Path Dependence, and Temporary Law, Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard H. McAdams

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Beccaria's 'On Crimes and Punishments': A Mirror on the History of the Foundations of Modern Criminal Law, Bernard E. Harcourt

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The Collapse of the Harm Principle Redux: On Same-Sex Marriage, the Supreme Court’s Opinion in United States v. Windsor, John Stuart Mill’s essay On Liberty (1859), and H.L.A. Hart’s Modern Harm Principle, Bernard E. Harcourt

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'Becker and Foucault on Crime and Punishment': A Conversation with Gary Becker, François Ewald, and Bernard Harcourt: The Second Session, Bernard E. Harcourt, Gary S. Becker, and François Ewald

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An Empirical Study of the Effect of Shady Grove v. Allstate on Forum Shopping in the New York Courts, William Hubbard

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A Theory of Pleading, William Hubbard

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Federalism, Liberty, and Risk in NIFB v. Sebelius, Aziz Huq

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Removal as a Political Question, Aziz Huq

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The Social Production of National Security, Aziz Huq

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Tiers of Scrutiny in Enumerated Powers Jurisprudence, Aziz Huq

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Women in Prison in Argentina: Causes, Conditions, and Consequences, Sital Kalantry

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Historical Gloss: A Primer, Alison LaCroix

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The Interbellum Constitution: Federalism in the Long Founding Moment, Alison LaCroix

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Nietzsche Against the Philosophical Canon, Brian Leiter

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Raising the Stakes in Patent Cases, Anup Malani and Jonathan Masur

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Innovation and Incarceration: An Economic Analysis of Criminal Intellectual Property Law, Jonathan Masur and Christopher Buccafusco

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Policing Immigration, Thomas J. Miles and Adam B. Cox

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Agency Self-Insulation Under Presidential Review, Jennifer Nou

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Inside or Outside the System?, Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule

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The Consequences of Consequentialist Criteria, Nicholas Stephanopoulos

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The South After Shelby County, Nicholas Stephanopoulos

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Toward a Positive Theory of Privacy Law, Lior Strahilevitz

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Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data, Lior Strahilevitz and Ariel Porat

Submissions from 2012

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Rethinking the Costs of International Delegations, Daniel Abebe

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The Global Determinants of U.S. Foreign Affairs Law, Daniel Abebe

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Becker on Ewald on Foucault on Becker American Neoliberalism and Michel Foucault's 1979 'Birth of Biopolitics' Lectures, Gary S. Becker, François Ewald, and Bernard E. Harcourt

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Deciding Not to Decide: Deferral in Constitutional Design, Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg

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Lumpy Property, Lee Anne Fennell

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Picturing Takings, Lee Anne Fennell

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The Problem of Resource Access, Lee Anne Fennell

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Courts and New Democracies: Recent Works, Tom Ginsburg

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When to Overthrow Your Government: The Right to Resist in the World's Constitutions, Tom Ginsburg, Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, and Mila Versteeg

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Fantasies and Illusions: On Liberty, Order and Free Markets, Bernard E. Harcourt

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On the American Paradox of Laissez Faire and Mass Incarceration, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Punitive Preventive Justice: A Critique, Bernard E. Harcourt

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The Politics of Incivility, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Reverse Regulatory Arbitrage: An Auction Approach to Regulatory Assignments, M. Todd Henderson and Frederick Tung

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Binding the Executive (by Law or by Politics), Aziz Huq

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Enforcing (But Not Defending) 'Unconstitutional' Laws, Aziz Huq

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Forum Choice for Terrorism Suspects, Aziz Huq

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Preserving Political Speech from Ourselves and Others, Aziz Huq

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Private Religious Discrimination, National Security, and the First Amendment, Aziz Huq

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Structural Constitutionalism as Counterterrorism, Aziz Huq

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The Institution Matching Canon, Aziz Huq

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When Was Judicial Self-Restraint, Aziz Huq

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Eavesdropping on the Vox Populi, Alison LaCroix

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On Being 'Bound Thereby', Alison LaCroix

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The Lawyer’s Library in the Early American Republic, Alison LaCroix

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What If Madison had Won? Imagining a Constitution World of Legislative Supremacy, Alison LaCroix

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Legal Realisms, Old and New, Brian Leiter

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Waldron on the Regulation of Hate Speech, Brian Leiter

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The Methodology of Legal Philosophy, Brian Leiter and Alex Langlinais

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Harmonization, Preferences, and the Calculus of Consent in Commercial and Other Law, Saul Levmore

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Asymmetries and Incentives in Evidence Production, Saul Levmore and Ariel Porat

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Costly Intellectual Property, Jonathan Masur and David Fagundes