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 2009

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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

Why Legal Positivism?, 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

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The Modernizing Mission of Judicial Review, David A. Strauss

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Accounting for Differences among Patients in the FDA Approval Process, Mark Van Der Laan, Anup Malani, and Oliver Van Der Bembom

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Responsibility for Climate Change, by the Numbers, David A. Weisbach

Responsibility for Climate Change, By the Numbers, David A. Weisbach

Submissions from 2008

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A Nation Divided: Eastern China, Western China, and the Problem of Global Warming, Daniel Abebe and Jonathan Masur

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Foreseeability and Copyright Incentives, Shyam Balganesh

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After Innocence: Framing Wrongful Convictions, Susan A. Bandes

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Emotions, Values and the Construction of Risk, Susan A. Bandes

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The Heart Has Its Reasons: Examining the Strange Persistence of the American Death Penalty, Susan A. Bandes

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Victims, "Closure", and the Sociology of Emotion, Susan A. Bandes

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Happiness and Punishment, John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco, and Jonathan Masur

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Delegation and Immigration Law, Adam B. Cox

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Belief in a Just World, Blaming the Victim, and Hate Crime Statutes, Dhammika Dharmapala, Nuno Garoupa, and Richard H. McAdams

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Adjusting Alienability, Lee Anne Fennell

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Slices and Lumps, Lee Anne Fennell

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Guarding the Guardians: Judicial Councils and Judicial Independence, Nuno Garoupa and Tom Ginsburg

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The Unbundled Executive, Jacob Gersen and Christopher R. Berry

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Constitutional Afterlife: The Continuing Impact of Thailand’s Post-Political Constitution, Tom Ginsburg

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The Clash of Commitments at the International Criminal Court, Tom Ginsburg

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Abolition in the U.S.A. by 2050: On Political Capital and Ordniary Acts of Resistance, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Neoliberal Penality: The Birth of Natural Order, the Illusion of Free Markets, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Supposons que la Discipline et la Securite n'Existent Pas~ Rereading Foucault's College de France Lectures, Bernard E. Harcourt and Paul Veyne

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Optimal Remedies for Patent Infringement: A Transactional Model, Paul J. Heald

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Testing the Over- and Under-Exploitation Hypothesis: Bestselling Musical Compositions (1913-32) and Their Use in Cinema (1968-2007), Paul J. Heald

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Citing Fiction, M. Todd Henderson

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The New Wheel in the Federal Machine: From Sovereignty to Jurisdiction in the Early Republic, Alison LaCroix

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Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Three Approaches, Brian Leiter

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Nietzsche's Naturalism Reconsidered, Brian Leiter

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Privatizing Trademarks, Irina Manta

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Process as Purpose: Administrative Procedure, Costly Screens and Examination at the Patent Office, Jonathan Masur

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Beyond the Prisoner's Dilemma: Coordination, Game Theory, and the Law, Richard H. McAdams

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The Political Economy of Criminal Law and Procedure: The Pessimists' View, Richard H. McAdams

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Documenting Discrimination?, Thomas J. Miles and Adam B. Cox

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Judicial Ideology and the Transformation of Voting Rights Jurisprudence, Thomas J. Miles and Adam B. Cox

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Taxes and the Success of Non-Tax Market-Based Environmental Regulatory Regimes, Jonathan Nash

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The Majority that Wasn't: Stare Decisis, Majority Rule and the Mischief of Quorum Requirements, Jonathan Nash

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The Uneasy Case for Transjurisdictional Adjudication, Jonathan Nash

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Deadlines in Administrative Law, Anne Joseph O'Connell and Jacob Gersen

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Expanding Restitution: Liability for Unrequested Benefits, Ariel Porat

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Aggregating Probabilities across Offences in Criminal Law, Ariel Porat and Alon Harel

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Boumediene and the Uncertain March of Judicial Cosmopolitanism, Eric Posner

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Does Political Bias in the Judiciary Matter?: Implications of Judicial Bias Studies for Legal and Constitutional Reform, Eric Posner

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Erga Omnes Norms, Institutionalization, and Constitutionalism in International Law, Eric Posner

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Human Welfare, Not Human Rights, Eric Posner

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Which States Have the Best (and Worst) High Courts?, Eric Posner, Stephen J. Choi, and G. Mitu Gulati

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Soft Law, Eric Posner and Jacob Gersen

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Which States Enter into Treaties, and Why?, Eric Posner and Thomas J. Miles

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Crisis Governance in the Administrative State: 9/11 and the Financial Meltdown of 2008, Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule

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Dead Hand Arguments and Constitutional Interpretation, Adam Samaha

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Judicial Transparency in an Age of Prediction, Adam Samaha

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Originalism's Expiration Date, Adam Samaha

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Adolescent Risk-Taking and Social Meaning: A Commentary, Cass R. Sunstein

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Beyond Judicial Minimalism, Cass R. Sunstein

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Is OSHA Unconstitutional?, Cass R. Sunstein

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Judging National Security Post-9/11: An Empirical Investigation, Cass R. Sunstein

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Second Amendment Minimalism: Heller as Griswold, Cass R. Sunstein

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Trimming, Cass R. Sunstein

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Two Concepts of Irreversible Environmental Harm, Cass R. Sunstein

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Four Failures of Deliberating Groups, Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie

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Depoliticizing Administrative Law, Cass R. Sunstein and Thomas J. Miles

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Should Green House Gas Permits be Allocated on a Per Capita Basis?, Cass R. Sunstein and Eric Posner

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Conspiracy Theories, Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule

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Overreaction to Fearsome Risks, Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Zeckhauser

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Behavioral Criminal Law and Economics, Thomas S. Ulen and Richard H. McAdams

Submissions from 2007

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Demystifying the Right to Exclude: Of Property, Inviolability, and Automatic Injunctions, Shyam Balganesh

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Contraindicated Drug Courts, Josh Bowers

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Grassroots Plea Bargaining, Josh Bowers

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Punishing the Innocent, Josh Bowers

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Judging the Voting Rights Act, Adam B. Cox

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Event Jurisdiction and Protective Coordination: Lessons from September 11th Litigation, Robin Effron

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Legislative Rules Revisited, Jacob Gersen

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Overlapping and Underlapping Jurisdiction in Administrative Law, Jacob Gersen

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An Answer to the Question: "What Is Poststructuralism?", Bernard E. Harcourt

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A reader's companion to 'Against Protection', Bernard E. Harcourt

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From the Asylum to the Prison: Rethinking the Incarceration Revolution. Part II: State Level Analysis, Bernard E. Harcourt

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Judge Richard Posner on Civil Liberties: Pragmatic Authoritarian Libertarian, Bernard E. Harcourt

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From 'Seriatim' to Consensus and Back Again: A Theory of Dissent, M. Todd Henderson

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Indignation: Psychology, Politics, Law, Daniel Kahneman

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Inefficient Customs in International Law, Eugene Kontorovich

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What Standing Is Good For, Eugene Kontorovich

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Availability Cascades and Risk Regulation, Timur Kuran

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Economic Costs of Inequality, Richard H. McAdams

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Reforming Entrapment Doctrine in United States v. Hollingsworth, Richard H. McAdams