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 2011

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Radical Throught from Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, through Foucault, to the Present: Comments on Steven Lukes’ “In Defense of False Consciousness, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Reducing Mass Incarceration: Lessons from the Deinstitutionalization of Mental Hospitals in the 1960s, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Commensurability and Agency: Two Yet-to-Be-Met Challenges for Law and Economics, Alon Harel and Ariel Porat

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Reconsidering Racial and Partisan Gerrymandering, Richard T. Holden and Adam B. Cox

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The Signaling Function of Religious Speech in Domestic Counterterrorism, Aziz Huq

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Rhetoric and Reality in Early American Legal History: A Reply to Gordon Wood, Alison LaCroix

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Naturalized Jurisprudence and American Legal Realism Revisited, Brian Leiter

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The Circumstances of Civility, Brian Leiter

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The Law of Religious Liberty in a Tolerant Society, Brian Leiter

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Patent Liability Rules as Search Rules, Jonathan Masur

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Regulating Patents, Jonathan Masur

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Teaching Patriotism: Love and Critical Reform, Martha Nussbaum

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Deference to the Executive in the United States after 9/11: Congress, the Courts, and the Office of Legal Counsel, Eric Posner

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Some Skeptical Comments on Beth Simmons's Mobilizing for Human Rights, Eric Posner

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Political Risk and Sovereign Debt Contracts, Eric Posner, Stephen J. Choi, and G. Mitu Gulati

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Delegation in Immigration Law, Eric Posner and Adam B. Cox

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Regulation, Unemployment, and Cost-Benefit Analysis, Eric Posner and Jonathan Masur

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Demystifying Schmitt, Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule

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Regulation for the Sake of Appearance, Adam Samaha

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Talk about Talking about Constitutional Law, Adam Samaha

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American Policing at a Crossroads, Tom R. Tyler, Stephen J. Schulhofer, and Aziz Huq

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Mechanisms for Eliciting Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism Policing: Evidence from the United Kingdom, Tom R. Tyler, Stephen J. Schulhofer, and Aziz Huq

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Why Does the Public Cooperate with Law Enforcement? The Influence of the Purposes and Targets of Policing, Tom R. Tyler, Stephen J. Schulhofer, and Aziz Huq

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Improving the FDA Approval Process, Mark Van Der Laan, Anup Malani, and Oliver Van Der Bembom

Submissions from 2010

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When the WTO Works, and How It Fails, Anu Bradford

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A Lot to Ask: Review Essay of Martha Nussbaum's From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law, Mary Anne Case

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What Feminists Have to Lose in Same-Sex Marriage Litigation, Mary Anne Case

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Amending Constituting Identity, Rosalind Dixon

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Possession Puzzles, Lee Fennell

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Unbundling Risk, Lee Fennell

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Willpower Taxes, Lee Fennell

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Agency Design and Distributive Politics, Jacob Gersen and Christopher R. Berry

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Voters, Non-voters, and the Implications of Election Timing for Public Policy, Jacob Gersen and Christopher R. Berry

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Constitutional Specificity, Unwritten Understandings and Constitutional Agreement, Tom Ginsburg

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Eastphalia as a Return to Westphalia, Tom Ginsburg

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Judicial Independence in East Asia: Implications for China, Tom Ginsburg

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Lawrence Friedman's Comparative Law, Tom Ginsburg

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Studying Japanese Law because It's There, Tom Ginsburg

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Written Constitutions and the Administrative State: On the Constitutional Character of Administrative Law, Tom Ginsburg

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On the Evasion of Executive Term Limits, Tom Ginsburg, James Melton, and Zachary Elkins

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Risk As a Proxy for Race, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Against National Security Exceptionalism, Aziz Huq

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Easterbrook on Academic Freedom, Aziz Huq

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Modeling Terrorist Radicalization, Aziz Huq

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What Good Is Habeas?, Aziz Huq

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Federalism and Federal Jurisdiction, Alison LaCroix

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Temporal Imperialism, Alison LaCroix

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Legal Formalism and Legal Realism: What Is the Issue?, Brian Leiter

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Rorty and the Philosophical Tradition: A Comment on Professor Szubka, Brian Leiter

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The Demarcation Problem in Jurisprudence: A New Case for Skepticism, Brian Leiter

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The Radicalism of Legal Positivism, Brian Leiter

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Booker Reconsidered, Jonathan Masur

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Patent Inflation, Jonathan Masur

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Retribution and the Experience of Punishment, Jonathan Masur, John Bronsteen, and Christopher Buccafusco

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Randomization and the Fourth Amendment, Tracey L. Meares and Bernard E. Harcourt

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The Institutional Dynamics of Transition Relief, Jonathan Nash and Jonathan Masur

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The Constitution of the Roman Republic: A Political Economy Perspective, Eric Posner

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Foreign Affairs Legalism: A Critique, Eric Posner and Daniel Abebe

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Universal Exceptionalism in International Law, Eric Posner and Anu Bradford

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The Limits of Constitutional Convergence, Eric Posner and Rosalind Dixon

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Climate Regulation and the Limits of Cost-Benefit Analysis, Eric Posner and Jonathan Masur

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Low Stakes and Constitutional Interpretation, Adam Samaha

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On Law's Tiebreakers, Adam Samaha

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The Story of FCC v. Pacifica Foundatin (and Its Second Life), Adam Samaha

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Pseudonymous Litigation, Lior Strahilevitz

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Reunifying Privacy Law, Lior Strahilevitz

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Legitimacy and Deterrence Effects in Counter-Terrorism Policing: A Study of Muslim Americans, Tom R. Tyler, Stephen J. Schulhofer, and Aziz Huq

Submissions from 2009

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Great Power Politics and the Structure of Foreign Relations Law, Daniel Abebe

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A Few Words in Favor of Cultivating an Incest Taboo in the Workplace, Mary Anne Case

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No Male or Female, but All Are One, Mary Anne Case

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Immigration Law's Organizing Principles, Adam B. Cox

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A Minimalist Charter of Rights for Australia: The U.K. or Canada as a Model?, Rosalind Dixon

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Female Justices, Feminism and the Politics of Judicial Appointment: A Reexamination, Rosalind Dixon

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The Supreme Court of Canada, Charter Dialogue and Deference, Rosalind Dixon

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Impermissible Ratemaking in Health-Insurance Reform: Why the Reid Bill Is Unconstitutional, Richard A. Epstein

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Commons, Anticommons, Semicommons, Lee Fennell

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The Unbounded Home, Property Values beyond Property Lines, Lee Fennell

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Willpower and Legal Policy, Lee Fennell

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Controlling Residential Stakes, Lee Fennell and Julie Roin

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Ambiguity about Ambiguity: An Empicical Inquiry into Legal Interpretation, Dustin F. Guzior, Ward Farnsworth, and Anup Malani

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Henry Louis Gates and Racial Profiling: What's the Problem?, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Neoliberal Penality: A Brief Genealogy, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Supreme Court Brief of Dr. Ananda Chakrabarty as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners, F. Scott Kieff and Richard A. Epstein

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Foundations of Religious Liberty: Toleration or Respect?, Brian Leiter

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Moral Skepticism and Moral Disagreement in Nietzsche, Brian Leiter

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Nietzsche's Philosophy of Action, Brian Leiter

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The Epistemic Status of the Human Sciences: Critical Reflections on Foucault, Brian Leiter

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Why Legal Positivism?, Brian Leiter

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Ambiguous Statutes, Saul Levmore

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Welfare as Happiness, Jonathan Masur, Christopher Buccafusco, and John Bronsteen

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The Design of a Carbon Tax, Gilbert E. Metcalf and David A. Weisbach

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Hiding in Plain Sight? Timing and Transparency in the Administrative State, Anne Joseph O'Connell and Jacob Gersen

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Randomization in Criminal Justice: A Criminal Law Conversation, Michael O'Hear, Bernard E. Harcourt, A. Harel, and Ken Levy

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The Rights of Migrants, Eric Posner and Adam B. Cox

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Against Feasibility Analysis, Eric Posner and Jonathan Masur

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Tyrannophobia, Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule

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The President and Immigration Law, Cristina M. Rodriguez and Adam B. Cox

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Randomization in Adjudication, Adam Samaha

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Gun Control after Heller: Threats and Sideshows from a Social Welfare Perspective, Adam Samaha, Philip K. Cook, and Jens Ludwig

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The Right to Abandon, Lior Strahilevitz