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 2019

Gender Discrimination in Online Markets, Christopher Anthony Cotropia, Jonathan Masur, and David L. Schwartz

Is Police Behavior Getting Worse? The Importance of Data Selection in Evaluating the Police, John Rappaport and Aurelie Ouss

The Impact of Partisan Gerrymandering on Political Parties, Nicholas Stephanopoulos and Christopher Warshaw

Submissions from 2018

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Procedural Flexibility in Three Dimensions, Ronen Avraham, William Hubbard, and Itay E. Lipschits

Data Pollution, Omri Ben-Shahar

A Framework for the New Personalization of Law, Anthony Casey and Anthony Niblett

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The Effect of Collective Bargaining Rights on Law Enforcement: Evidence from Florida, Dhammika Dharmapala, Richard H. McAdams, and John Rappaport

Disagreement, Anti-Realism About Reasons, and Inference to the Best Explanation, Brian Leiter

Patents, Property, and Prospectivity, Jonathan Masur and Adam Mortara

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Norming in Adminstrative Law, Jonathan Masur and Eric A. Posner

New Light on the Trial of Billy Budd, Richard H. McAdams and Jacob Corre

Submissions from 2017

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Amicus Brief in Class v. United States, Albert W. Alschuler

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A Nearly Perfect System for Convicting the Innocent, Albert W. Alschuler

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Miranda's Fourfold Failure, Albert W. Alschuler

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Why Limits on Contributions to Super PACS Should Survive Citizens United, Albert W. Alschuler, Laurence H. Tribe, Norman Eisen, and Richard W. Painter

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Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful?, William Baude

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Arguing with Friends, William Baude and Ryan D. Doerfler

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Intellectual Property Law and the Promotion of Welfare, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan Masur

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Forms of Patriarchy in Amoris Laetitia and in the Papacy of Francis, Mary Anne Case

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Accidents and Aggregates, Lee Anne Fennell

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Inverted Theories, Lee Anne Fennell and Richard H. McAdams

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Institutional Loyalties in Constitutional Law, David Fontana and Aziz Huq

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Can New York Publish President Trump's State Tax Returns?, Daniel Hemel

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Pooling and Unpooling in the Uber Economy, Daniel Hemel

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Bayh-Dole Beyond Borders, Daniel Hemel and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

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Presidential Obstruction of Justice, Daniel Hemel and Eric A. Posner

Costly Signaling, Pleading, and Settlement, William Hubbard

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Constitutionalism, Legitimacy, and Public Order: A South African Case Study, Aziz Huq

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Judging Discriminatory Intent, Aziz Huq

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Separation of Powers Metatheory, Aziz Huq

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Terrorism and Democratic Recession, Aziz Huq

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The People Against the Constitution, Aziz Huq

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The Triumph of Fault in Public Law, Aziz Huq and Genevieve Lakier

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Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona, and the Rise of the Anti-Classificatory First Amendment, Genevieve Lakier

Justifying Academic Freedom: Mill and Marcuse Revisited, Brian Leiter

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The Roles of Judges in Democracies: A Realistic View, Brian Leiter

Semi-Confidential Settlements in Civil, Criminal, and Sexual Assault Cases, Saul Levmore and Frank Fagan

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Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Judicial Role, Jonathan Masur and Eric A. Posner

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Can It Happen Here?: Donald Trump and the Paradox of Populist Government, Eric A. Posner

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Liberal Internationalism and the Populist Backlash, Eric A. Posner

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The Decline of Supreme Court Deference to the President, Eric A. Posner and Lee Epstein

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Moral Commitments in Cost-Benefit Analysis, Eric A. Posner and Cass R. Sunstein

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The Structural Function of the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel of Choice, John Rappaport

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The Causes and Consequences of Gerrymandering, Nicholas Stephanopoulos

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The Myth of Fourth Amendment Circularity, Lior Strahilevitz and Matthew B. Kugler

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The Right to Work and the Right to Strike, Laura Weinrib

Submissions from 2016

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Cyberwar, International Politics, and Institutional Design, Daniel Abebe

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Amicus Brief in Manuel v. Joliet, Albert W. Alschuler

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How Frank Easterbrook Kept George Ryan in Prison, Albert W. Alschuler

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United Nations Endorsement & Support for Human Rights: An Experiment on Women's Rights in Pakistan, Gulnaz Anjum, Zahid Usman, and Adam S. Chilton

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Sovereign Immunity and the Constitutional Text, William Baude

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Making Doctrinal Work More Rigorous: Lessons from Systematic Reviews, William Baude, Adam S. Chilton, and Anup Malani

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The (Not So) Plain Meaning Rule, William Baude and Ryan D. Doerfler

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The Law of Interpretation, William Baude and Stephen E. Sachs

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Measuring Judicial Ideology Using Law Clerk Hiring, Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, Jacob Goldin, Kyle Rozema, and Maya Sen

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Missing Sex Talk in the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Cases, Mary Anne Case

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Scalia as Procrustes for the Majority, Scalia as Cassandra in Dissent, Mary Anne Case

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The Role of the Popes in the Invention of Complementarity and the Vatican's Anathematization of Gender, Mary Anne Case

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Condominium Law in Taiwan: Doctrinal Overview Under the Lens of Information-Cost Theory, Yun-chien Chang

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Eminent Domain Law in Taiwan: New Law, Old Practice?, Yun-chien Chang

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The Problematic Concept of Possession in the DCFR: Lessons from Law and Economics of Possession, Yun-chien Chang

Anchoring Effect in Real Litigation: An Empirical Study, Yun-chien Chang, Kong-Pin Chen, and Chang-Ching Lin

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The Empirical Foundation of Normative Arguments in Legal Reasoning, Yun-chien Chang and Peng-Hsiang Wang

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Did the Creation of the United Nations Human Rights Council Produce a Better 'Jury'?, Adam S. Chilton and Robert Golan-Vilella

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The Limitations of Supply Chain Disclosure Regimes, Adam S. Chilton and Galit Sarfaty

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Rights Without Resources: The Impact of Constitutional Social Rights on Social Spending, Adam S. Chilton and Mila Versteeg

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The Impact of Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from India's Companies Act of 2013, Dhammika Dharmapala and Vikramaditya S. Khanna

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Designing Executive Agencies for Congressional Control, Brian D. Feinstein

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Fee Simple Obsolete, Lee Anne Fennell

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Searching for Fair Housing, Lee Anne Fennell

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'They Have All the Power': Youth/Police Encounters on Chicago's South Side, Craig B. Futterman, Chaclyn Hunt, and Jamie Kalven

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Two Theories of Responsibility for Past Emissions of Carbon Dioxide, Michelle Hayner and David A. Weisbach

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The President's Power to Tax, Daniel Hemel

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Chevron Step One-and-a-Half, Daniel Hemel and Aaron Nielson

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Knowledge Goods and Nation-States, Daniel Hemel and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

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Inequality and the Mortgage Interest Deduction, Daniel Hemel and Kyle Rozema

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How Patent Damages Skew Licensing Markets, Erik Hovenkamp and Jonathan Masur

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The Empirical Effects of Twombly and Iqbal, William Hubbard

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How the Fourth Amendment and the Separation of Powers Rise (and Fall) Together, Aziz Huq

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The Consequences of Disparate Policing: Evaluating Stop-and Frisk as a Modality of Urban Policing, Aziz Huq

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The Constitutional Law of Agenda Control, Aziz Huq

The Predicates of Military Detention at Guantánamo: The Role of Individual Acts and Affiliations, Aziz Huq

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The Uses of Religious Identity, Practice, and Dogma in 'Soft' and 'Hard' Counterterrorism, Aziz Huq

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Acts that Legitimate: Widening the Array of Predicate Policing Practices, Aziz Huq, Jonathan Jackson, and Rick Trinkner

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Litigating the Blue Wall of Silence: How to Challenge the Police Privilege to Delay Investigation, Aziz Huq and Richard H. McAdams

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The Cycles of Separation-of-Powers Jurisprudence, Aziz Huq and Jon D. Michaels

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Why Tolerate Religion, Again? A Reply to Michael McConnell, Brian Leiter

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CBA at the PTO, Jonathan Masur

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Should Regulation Be Countercyclical?, Jonathan Masur and Eric A. Posner

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Close Enough for Government Work? Heien's Less-than-Reasonable Mistake of the Rule of Law, Richard H. McAdams

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Strategic Rulemaking Disclosure, Jennifer Nou and Jed Stiglitz

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The Future of Law and Economics and the Calabresian External Moral Costs, Ariel Porat

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What Legal Authority Does the Fed Need During a Financial Crisis?, Eric A. Posner

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An Insurance-Based Typology of Police Misconduct, John Rappaport

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How Private Insurers Regulate Public Police, John Rappaport

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Race, Place, and Power, Nicholas Stephanopoulos

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Historic Preservation and Its Even Less Authentic Alternative, Lior Strahilevitz

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The Supreme Court, 2014 Term — Foreword: Does the Constitution Mean What it Says?, David A. Strauss

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From Left to Rights: Civil Liberties Lawyering between the World Wars, Laura Weinrib

Submissions from 2015

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Criminal Corruption: Why Broad Definitions of Bribery Make Things Worse, Albert W. Alschuler