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 2012

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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

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Children's Rights and a Capabilities Approach: The Question of Special Priority, Martha Nussbaum and Rosalind Dixon

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The Institutional Structure of Immigration Law, Eric Posner

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Unemployment and Regulatory Policy, Eric Posner and Jonathan Masur

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Aggregation and Law, Eric Posner and Ariel Porat

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International Paretianism: A Defense, Eric Posner and David A. Weisbach

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International Law and the Limits of Macroeconomic Cooperation, Alan O. Sykes and Eric Posner

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Going Outside the Law: The Role of the State in Shaping Attitudes to Private Acts of Violence, Tom R. Tyler, Jonathan Jackson, Aziz Huq, and Ben Bradford

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The Sex Side of Civil Liberties: United States v. Dennett and the Changing Face of Free Speech, Laura Weinrib

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An FDA for Financial Innovation: Applying the Insurable Interest Doctrine to Twenty-First-Century Financial Markets, E. Glen Weyl and Eric Posner

Submissions from 2011

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Does Accuracy Improve the Information Value of Trials?, Scott Baker and Anup Malani

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Latin American Presidentialism in Comparative and Historical Perspective, Jose Antonio Cheibub, Zachary Elkins, and Tom Ginsburg

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Constitutional Amendment Rules: A Comparative Perspective, Rosalind Dixon

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Transnational Constitutionalism and Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments, Rosalind Dixon

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Updating Constitutional Rules, Rosalind Dixon

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Weak-Form Judicial Review and American Exceptionalism, Rosalind Dixon

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Constitutional Amendment Rules: The Denominator Problem, Rosalind Dixon and Richard T. Holden

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Abortion, Dignity and a Capabilities Approach, Rosalind Dixon, Martha Nussbaum, Beverly Baines, Daphne Barak-Erez, and Tsvi Kahana

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Judicial Tactics in the European Court of Human Rights, Shai Dothan

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Dustin Guzior and Anup Malani, Implicit Bias in Legal Interpretation, Ward Farnsworth

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Property and Precaution, Lee Anne Fennell

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Designing Agencies, Jacob Gersen

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Comparative Constitutional Law: Introduction, Tom Ginsburg and Rosalind Dixon

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Making Willing Bodies: Manufacturing Consent among Prisoners and Soldiers, Creating Human Subjects, Patriots, and Everyday Citizens—The University of Chicago Malaria Experiments on Prisoners at Stateville Penitentiary, Bernard E. Harcourt

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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 Anne Fennell

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Unbundling Risk, Lee Anne Fennell

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Willpower Taxes, Lee Anne 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