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 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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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

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

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

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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

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Do Not Cite or Circulate, Lee Anne Fennell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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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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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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Toward a Pigovian State, Jonathan Masur and Eric A. Posner

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Vengeance, Complicity and Criminal Law in Othello, Richard H. McAdams

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The Law of Police, Richard H. McAdams, Dhammika Dharmapala, and Nuno Garoupa

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The Distributive Deficit in Law and Economics, Richard H. McAdams and Lee Anne Fennell

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Institutional Flip-Flops, Eric A. Posner and Cass R. Sunstein

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Second-Order Regulation of Law Enforcement, John Rappaport

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Unbundling Criminal Trial Rights, John Rappaport

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Don't Ask, Must Tell—and Other Combinations, Adam M. Samaha and Lior Strahilevitz

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The New and Old Originalism: A Discussion, Steven Douglas Smith, Michael B. Rappaport, William Baude, and Stephen E. Sachs

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Arizona and Anti-Reform, Nicholas Stephanopoulos

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Political Powerlessness, Nicholas Stephanopoulos

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The Realities of Electoral Reform, Nicholas Stephanopoulos, Eric McGhee, and Steven Rogers

Submissions from 2014

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Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Nile: The Economics of International Water Law, Daniel Abebe

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Constitutional Islamization and Human Rights: The Surprising Origin and Spread of Islamic Supremacy in Constitutions, Dawood I. Ahmed and Tom Ginsburg

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Limiting Political Contributions after Mccutcheon, Citizens United, and SpeechNow, Albert W. Alschuler

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Regarding Re's Revisionism: Notes on 'The Due Process Exclusionary Rule', Albert W. Alschuler

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Terrible Tools for Prosecutors: Notes on Senator Leahy's Proposal to 'Fix' Skilling v. United States, Albert W. Alschuler

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Sharing the Necessary and Proper Clause, William Baude

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State Regulation and the Necessary and Proper Clause, William Baude

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Zombie Federalism, William Baude

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Trade Usage in the Courts: The Flawed Conceptual and Evidentiary Basis of Article 2’s Incorporation Strategy, Lisa Bernstein

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Well-Being and Public Policy, John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco, and Jonathan Masur

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Addressing Minority Vote Dilution Through State Voting Rights Acts, Paige A. Epstein

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Agglomerama, Lee Anne Fennell

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Fairness in Law and Economics: Introduction, Lee Anne Fennell and Richard H. McAdams

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Judicial Roles in Nonjudicial Functions, Nuno Garoupa and Tom Ginsburg

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Does the Constitutional Amendment Rule Matter at All? Amendment Cultures and the Challenges of Measuring Amendment Difficulty, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton

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Introduction, Chapter 1 of Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes, Tom Ginsburg and Alberto Simpser

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Nuisance Suits, William Hubbard

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The Discovery Sombrero, and Other Metaphors for Litigation, William Hubbard

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Do Judges Follow the Law? An Empirical Test of Congressional Control Over Judicial Behavior, William Hubbard and M. Todd Henderson

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Coasean Bargaining over the Structural Constitution, Aziz Huq

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Does the Logic of Collective Action Explain Federalism Doctrine?, Aziz Huq

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Habeas and the Roberts Court, Aziz Huq

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Libertarian Separation of Powers, Aziz Huq

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The Function of Article V, Aziz Huq

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The Shadow Powers of Article I, Alison LaCroix

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The Invention of Low-Value Speech, Genevieve Lakier

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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 Posner

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

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulations: A Response to Criticisms, Eric 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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Civil Liberties Outside the Courts, Laura Weinrib

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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