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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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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Reply to Five Critics of Why Tolerate Religion?, Brian Leiter

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The Case Against Free Speech, Brian Leiter

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The Paradoxes of Public Philosophy, Brian Leiter

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Credible Threats, Saul Levmore and Ariel Porat

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[Dis-]Informing the People's Discretion: Judicial Deference Under The National Security Exemption of the Freedom of Information Act, Susan Nevelow Mart and Tom Ginsburg

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Deference Mistakes, Jonathan Masur and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

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The Psychology of Corporate Rights, Avital Mentovich, Aziz Huq, and Moran Cerf

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Sub-Regulating Elections, Jennifer Nou

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Valuable Lies, Ariel Porat and Omri Yadlin

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

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

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

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Aligning Campaign Finance Law, Nicholas Stephanopoulos

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Teaching Election Law, Nicholas Stephanopoulos

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Partisan Gerrymandering and the Efficiency Gap, Nicholas Stephanopoulos and Eric McGhee

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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 A. 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

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

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The Institutional Structure of Immigration Law, Eric A. Posner

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Unemployment and Regulatory Policy, Eric A. Posner and Jonathan Masur

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Aggregation and Law, Eric A. Posner and Ariel Porat

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

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