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 2017

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A Nearly Perfect System for Convicting the Innocent, Albert W. Alschuler

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Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful?, William Baude

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Intellectual Property Law and the Promotion of Welfare, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan Masur

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Forms of Patriarchy in Amoris Laetitia and in the Papacy of Francis, Mary Anne Case

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Bayh-Dole Beyond Borders, Daniel Hemel and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

Costly Signaling, Pleading, and Settlement, William Hubbard

Justifying Academic Freedom: Mill and Marcuse Revisited, Brian Leiter

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The Roles of Judges in Democracies: A Realistic View, Brian Leiter

Semi-Confidential Settlements in Civil, Criminal, and Sexual Assault Cases, Saul Levmore and Frank Fagan

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Can It Happen Here?: Donald Trump and the Paradox of Populist Government, Eric A. Posner

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Liberal Internationalism and the Populist Backlash, Eric A. Posner

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The Decline of Supreme Court Deference to the President, Eric A. Posner and Lee Epstein

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Moral Commitments in Cost-Benefit Analysis, Eric A. Posner and Cass R. Sunstein

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The Structural Function of the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel of Choice, John Rappaport

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The Myth of Fourth Amendment Circularity, Lior Strahilevitz and Matthew B. Kugler

Submissions from 2016

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Cyberwar, International Politics, and Institutional Design, Daniel Abebe

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Amicus Brief in Manuel v. Joliet, Albert W. Alschuler

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How Frank Easterbrook Kept George Ryan in Prison, Albert W. Alschuler

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United Nations Endorsement & Support for Human Rights: An Experiment on Women's Rights in Pakistan, Gulnaz Anjum, Zahid Usman, and Adam S. Chilton

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Sovereign Immunity and the Constitutional Text, William Baude

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Making Doctrinal Work More Rigorous: Lessons from Systematic Reviews, William Baude, Adam S. Chilton, and Anup Malani

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The (Not So) Plain Meaning Rule, William Baude and Ryan D. Doerfler

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The Law of Interpretation, William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs

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Measuring Judicial Ideology Using Law Clerk Hiring, Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, Jacob Goldin, and Kyle Rozema

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Missing Sex Talk in the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Cases, Mary Anne Case

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Scalia as Procrustes for the Majority, Scalia as Cassandra in Dissent, Mary Anne Case

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The Role of the Popes in the Invention of Complementarity and the Vatican's Anathematization of Gender, Mary Anne Case

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Condominium Law in Taiwan: Doctrinal Overview Under the Lens of Information-Cost Theory, Yun-chien Chang

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Eminent Domain Law in Taiwan: New Law, Old Practice?, Yun-chien Chang

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The Problematic Concept of Possession in the DCFR: Lessons from Law and Economics of Possession, Yun-chien Chang

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The Empirical Foundation of Normative Arguments in Legal Reasoning, Yun-chien Chang and Peng-Hsiang Wang

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Did the Creation of the United Nations Human Rights Council Produce a Better 'Jury'?, Adam S. Chilton and Robert Golan-Vilella

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The Limitations of Supply Chain Disclosure Regimes, Adam S. Chilton and Galit Sarfaty

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Rights Without Resources: The Impact of Constitutional Social Rights on Social Spending, Adam S. Chilton and Mila Versteeg

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The Impact of Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from India's Companies Act of 2013, Dhammika Dharmapala and Vikramaditya S. Khanna

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Designing Executive Agencies for Congressional Control, Brian D. Feinstein

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Fee Simple Obsolete, Lee Anne Fennell

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Searching for Fair Housing, Lee Anne Fennell

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'They Have All the Power': Youth/Police Encounters on Chicago's South Side, Craig B. Futterman, Chaclyn Hunt, and Jamie Kalven

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Two Theories of Responsibility for Past Emissions of Carbon Dioxide, Michelle Hayner and David A. Weisbach

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The President's Power to Tax, Daniel Hemel

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Chevron Step One-and-a-Half, Daniel Hemel and Aaron Nielson

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Knowledge Goods and Nation-States, Daniel Hemel and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

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Inequality and the Mortgage Interest Deduction, Daniel Hemel and Kyle Rozema

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How Patent Damages Skew Licensing Markets, Erik Hovenkamp and Jonathan Masur

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The Empirical Effects of Twombly and Iqbal, William Hubbard

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How the Fourth Amendment and the Separation of Powers Rise (and Fall) Together, Aziz Huq

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The Consequences of Disparate Policing: Evaluating Stop-and Frisk as a Modality of Urban Policing, Aziz Huq

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The Constitutional Law of Agenda Control, Aziz Huq

The Predicates of Military Detention at Guantánamo: The Role of Individual Acts and Affiliations, Aziz Huq

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The Uses of Religious Identity, Practice, and Dogma in 'Soft' and 'Hard' Counterterrorism, Aziz Huq

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Acts that Legitimate: Widening the Array of Predicate Policing Practices, Aziz Huq, Jonathan Jackson, and Rick Trinkner

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Litigating the Blue Wall of Silence: How to Challenge the Police Privilege to Delay Investigation, Aziz Huq and Richard H. McAdams

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The Cycles of Separation-of-Powers Jurisprudence, Aziz Huq and Jon D. Michaels

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Why Tolerate Religion, Again? A Reply to Michael McConnell, Brian Leiter

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CBA at the PTO, Jonathan Masur

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Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Judicial Role, Jonathan Masur and Eric A. Posner

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Should Regulation Be Countercyclical?, Jonathan Masur and Eric A. Posner

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Close Enough for Government Work? Heien's Less-than-Reasonable Mistake of the Rule of Law, Richard H. McAdams

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Strategic Rulemaking Disclosure, Jennifer Nou and Jed Stiglitz

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The Future of Law and Economics and the Calabresian External Moral Costs, Ariel Porat

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An Insurance-Based Typology of Police Misconduct, John Rappaport

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How Private Insurers Regulate Public Police, John Rappaport

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Race, Place, and Power, Nicholas Stephanopoulos

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Historic Preservation and Its Even Less Authentic Alternative, Lior Strahilevitz

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The Supreme Court, 2014 Term — Foreword: Does the Constitution Mean What it Says?, David A. Strauss

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From Left to Rights: Civil Liberties Lawyering between the World Wars, Laura Weinrib

Submissions from 2015

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Criminal Corruption: Why Broad Definitions of Bribery Make Things Worse, Albert W. Alschuler

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Foreword: The Supreme Court's Shadow Docket, William Baude

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Is Originalism Our Law?, William Baude

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The Perverse Effects of Subsidized Weather Insurance, Omri Ben-Shahar and Kyle D. Logue

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Under the Weather: Government Insurance and the Regulation of Climate Risks, Omri Ben-Shahar and Kyle D. Logue

The Death of Rules and Standards, Anthony Casey and Anthony Niblett

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A Framework for Bailout Regulation, Anthony Casey and Eric A. Posner

Introduction to Spontaneous Order and Emergence of New Systems of Property, Yun-chien Chang and Richard A. Epstein

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Using Experiments to Test the Effectiveness of Human Rights Treaties, Adam S. Chilton

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Challenging the Randomness of Panel Assignments in the Federal Courts of Appeals, Adam S. Chilton and Marin Levy

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The Influence of History on States’ Compliance with Human Rights Obligations, Adam S. Chilton and Eric A. Posner

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Redundant Public-Private Enforcement, Zachary D. Clopton

Legitimacy and Cooperation: Will Immigrants Cooperate with Local Police Who Enforce Federal Immigration Law?, Adam B. Cox and Thomas J. Miles

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Charging on the Margin, Paul Crane

The Scrivener's Error, Ryan D. Doerfler

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Co-Location, Co-Location, Co-Location: Land Use and Housing Priorities Reimagined, Lee Anne Fennell

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Do Not Cite or Circulate, Lee Anne Fennell

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Slicing Spontaneity, Lee Anne Fennell

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The Management of Staff by Federal Court of Appeals Judges, G. Mitu Gulati and Richard A. Posner

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Agency Slack and the Design of Criminal Justice Institutions, Aziz Huq

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Judicial Independence and the Rationing of Constitutional Remedies, Aziz Huq

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The Difficulties of Democratic Mercy, Aziz Huq

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Surveillance Duration Doesn't Affect Privacy Expectations: An Empirical Test of the Mosaic Theory, Matthew B. Kugler and Lior Strahilevitz

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A Man For All Treasons: Crimes By and Against the Tudor State in the Novels of Hilary Mantel, Alison LaCroix

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Continuity in Secession: The Case of the Confederate Constitution, Alison LaCroix

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Constitutional Law, Moral Judgment, and the Supreme Court as Super-Legislature, Brian Leiter

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Legal Realism and Legal Doctrine, Brian Leiter

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Normativity for Naturalists, Brian Leiter

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The Use and Misuse of Patent Licenses, Jonathan Masur

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Toward a Pigovian State, Jonathan Masur and Eric A. Posner

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Unquantified Benefits and Bayesian Cost-Benefit Analysis, Jonathan Masur and Eric A. Posner

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Empathy and Masculinity in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, Richard H. McAdams

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Riley's Less Obvious Tradeoff: Forgoing Scope-Limited Searches, Richard H. McAdams